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Accelerating innovation through action

one smart city at a time

Revolutionizing work, play, and how you get there, through inclusive local engagement.

MiNextCities supports places where the need for integrated energy solutions — backed up by thorough research, ambitious policy, and urban planning — can move Michigan toward carbon neutrality. We do this by blending existing planning efforts with inclusive public participation to determine which technologies to pursue. The solutions we deploy are tailor made to meet each community’s specific goals and objectives.

Delivering custom solutions.

Our deployments use information and communication technologies to improve the efficiency and performance of interconnected infrastructure. Potential solutions include fleet electrification, smart street lighting, shared mobility, distributed energy systems, and next-generation stormwater infrastructure.

Driving a sustainable future.

We will analyze deployment data and user-based assessments to evaluate the impact of each city’s technology deployments. This roadmap of best practices and lessons learned will be used to guide other small to midsized Michigan cities toward implementing their own successful, sustainable solutions.

Our work begins in Dearborn, Flint, and Marquette.

Meet our inaugural cities

Dearborn
Dearborn
Flint
Flint
Marquette
Marquette

Check back soon for updates on our work in each city.