Nicole DuPuis is the Manager for Urban Innovation in the Center for City Solutions at the National League of Cities. Her work sits at the nexus of technology and local governance, and areas of expertise include connected infrastructure, transportation, telecommunications and smart city applications. Throughout her career in urban policy she has published articles in both peer-reviewed and policy-oriented outlets and authored numerous research reports on these topics. Her writing and work has been featured in Tech Crunch, Governing, Route 50, and City Lab, among other outlets. She is also a regular contributor to NLC’s blog, CitiesSpeak, on a variety of infrastructure and urban innovation topics. Nicole received her B.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Master of Public Policy degree (MPPA) from Northwestern University. She holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech, where her doctoral research examined the ways in which different cities regulate and respond to the emergence of technology-based market innovations.
Manager, Urban Innovation