Urban Movement Labs

Urban Movement Labs provides a much-needed third space for collaboration, which prioritizes a community-first approach for local agencies, communities, and companies, to co-create and co-implement mobility solutions.

Los Angeles, CA   |  www.urbanmovementlabs.com

Mission

Urban Movement Labs is a first of-its-kind organization linking government, businesses, and the community to match technology solutions to mobility problems by testing them in real urban conditions around the City of Los Angeles and someday beyond. Our mission is to improve mobility, create jobs, and promote healthier communities through public and private sector collaboration to deploy technology innovation in the City of Los Angeles and someday beyond.

Ruling year info

2020

Executive Director

Sam Morrissey

Main address

7435 N. Figueroa St. PO Box 411825

Los Angeles, CA 90041 USA

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EIN

85-1767014

NTEE code info

Public Transportation Systems and Services (W40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Urban Movement Labs links government, businesses, and communities to match technology solutions to mobility problems by testing them in real urban conditions in Los Angeles and eventually a larger geographic area.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ideas Accelerator

Accelerates the process of moving from challenges to a project and then scaled implementation. Can be initiated by the community, public or private sector partner. This allows UML to test new mobility solutions for Angelenos.

Population(s) Served

Streamlines the process for testing and scaling transportation technology by giving companies a clear path for permitting and guidelines for engagement, including an engaged group of stakeholders. This allows UML to improve access to transportation options and develop new policy tools and investments for sustainable
options.

Population(s) Served

Builds capacity inside and outside of government in Los Angeles to implement and manage transportation technology projects. This is how UML will help to develop new opportunities for education, training, and jobs from within the communities and academic institutions of Los Angeles. Develop new opportunities for education, training, and jobs from within the communities and academic institutions of Los Angeles.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of new grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of new programs/program sites

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To improve mobility, create jobs, and promote healthier communities through public and private sector collaboration to deploy technology innovations equitably in Los Angeles and eventually a larger geographic area.

Goal # 1. Leading by Doing: Fostering lessons and collaboration with our partners through UML programs

1.1 Use pilot projects to facilitate public and private sector collaboration to provide new mobility options that reduce environmental impacts and improve accessibility
1.2 Use Urban Proving Grounds to drive innovation towards solving community challenges in Los Angeles (and beyond)
1.3 Assist UML partners (public and private) with growing the transportation technology workforce in Southern California

Goal # 2. Setting Roots: Establishing UML's role connecting mobility technology and communities

2.1 Promote a diverse transportation technology community in Los Angeles
2.2 Build awareness of the UML approach to technology innovation within the transportation industry
2.3 Communicate UML's presence and value
2.4 Strengthen and expand existing relationships in the City of Los Angeles

Goal #3. Built to Last: Securing the organizational stability and sustainability to achieve our mission

3.1 Diversify UML's funding pipeline to provide financial stability and adequate cash flow
3.2 Position UML to proactively partner with technology companies that address Los Angeles mobility challenges
3.3 Ensure UML has the organizational and staff capacity to deliver on its mission

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Urban Movement Labs

Board of directors
as of 03/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ashley Z. Hand

Justine Johnson

Veronica Siranosian

Lilly Shoup

Julia Thayne

Henry Greenidge

Christopher Pangilinan

Greg Rodriguez

Francis Pollara

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/25/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.