Interim Director of MetroLab Network
Ben Levine is the Interim Director of MetroLab Network, a national network of more than 35 city-university partnerships focused on bringing data, analytics, and innovation to municipal government. Its cities and universities are developing technologies and policy approaches that address challenges facing urban areas, including infrastructure, public services, and sustainability. Its university partners serve as research and development arms while its cities serve as testbeds to deploy solutions. MetroLab Network was launched in September 2015 as part of the White House Smart Cities Initiative.
Ben joined MetroLab Network after three years at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he focused on infrastructure policy and state and local government finance issues. Prior to Treasury, he was at Morgan Stanley, where he worked on capital markets transactions for public sector clients. Ben has a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.