Jim Kapsis

Jim Kapsis

Jim Kapsis was a climate negotiator in the Obama administration and now advises tech startups. He was a senior advisor to Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban venture.

Is Our Green Future Battery-Powered Cities?

In episode 4 of the podcast Technopolis, we consider how energy storage could change everything about how we turn on the lights and get around town.

Should Tech Startups Ask Permission From the Cities They Want to Disrupt?

On Episode 3 of the podcast Technopolis, we wrestle with the legacy of Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb on how startups engage with government.

Sex, Vomit, and Criminalized Pedestrians: Is This the Future of Self-Driving Cars?

In Episode 2 of our new podcast Technopolis, we take you on a tour of autonomous vehicles’ little-considered effects.

Welcome to Technopolis

In Episode 1 of our new podcast, we ask: Why did investors pour so much money into urban tech? And is all that venture capital good for the people in cities?