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Jim Kapsis
Advise mission-driven startups; Advocate for sustainable cities; Former global policy , USG climate negotiator;
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Jim Kapsis Nov 13
Well, a/t our good friend Nicole Jones, the amazing chef/owner in our Del Ray neighborhood in and her famous biscuits are what really won HQ2 for NOVA. Biscuits, beer and love trump all.
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Jim Kapsis Nov 13
VirginiaTech to open a $1 billion dollar innovation campus in Alexandria as part of Amazon H2Q, now that's something. Congrats to Council, , and for this historic investment in our great City.
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Jim Kapsis Oct 31
This is an exciting development., let's track this and begin to move our school buses in a cleaner direction. We're already making the transition at . ACPS should be next!
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Jim Kapsis Oct 30
Future of mobility convo at with Lime, City of Pittsburgh and Zipcar Founder. -“Do cities need to move faster or do companies need to respect the process?”
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Jim Kapsis Oct 30
Dan Doctoroff at on what Sidewalk Labs is: “We’re a place-making company, not a technology company.” On data: “If people don’t believe their data is being treated responsibly we can never move forward.” Sidewalk Labs
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
Good discussion on at CityLab2018. Former VA SecCommerce Maurice Jones says cities shouldn’t wait for the big funds to come but find a great project and link it to a single investor. In short, control your destiny. What do you think ?
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
Great convo at with my ALX neighbor on Amazon’s H2Q search. “Amazon could be 3 miles from my house.” Calls H2Q effort “a distraction” from what cities really need to do to create jobs and economic development. “Invest locally.”
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
City of Detroit invests $500k a quarter in startups via Motor City Match to jumpstart the local urban economy.
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
Congrats to winners of US Mayors challenge. Leading the way in clean energy (Georgetown, TX), homelessness (LA), mobility (South Bend), etc. ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
“Cities leading in ways that Washington is not...on climate change, public health...” - Mayor Bloomberg
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
CityLab Detroit 2018 getting started. Mayor Bloomberg opening up. ⁦⁩ ⁦
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Jim Kapsis Oct 29
Detroit Mayor Duggan touting early success of e-scooters at .
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Jim Kapsis Oct 27
Want to help accelerate the demise of the combustion engine and support an electric transportation future? Great job opening at Greenlots to open up the Eastern US and Canadian markets. Ping me if interested or spread the word.
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Jim Kapsis Oct 25
Go Andrew! Ela re! If you’re in Brooklyn, vote Gounardes. For Gounardes and a Dem Senate: South Brooklyn should vote out Marty Golden - NY Daily News. ⁦
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Jim Kapsis Aug 24
Great to see this commitment by 19 cities to make all new buildings net zero by 2030. In Alexandria, we set that same goal back in 2009. We're updating our green building policy this year; time to recommit.
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Jim Kapsis Jul 20
Best quote ever by my friend ⁦⁩ on the unrealistic expectations around autonomous vehicles.
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Jim Kapsis Jun 25
Replying to @hentove
Seems like you were right. Sad times in Turkey and for democracy.
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Jim Kapsis May 30
Great to moderate a panel this am to build support for a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) ordinance in ALX that would make us more competitive in the region and support enviro. ARL ahead of us. What r we waiting for?
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Jim Kapsis May 25
Great front page piece on our work session w/Alexandria City Council on updating our sustainability strategy, incl. going 100% renewable, catching up on green building and facing facts on recycling.
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Jim Kapsis Apr 28
Please stop by the Environmental Policy Commission's tent and give us feedback on our proposed updates to the City's sustainability strategy. They will be the subject of a work session with Council on 5/22:
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