Do you ever want to design a city from scratch?


All those years tinkering with SimCity and Lego’s are finally going to start paying dividends for a lucky few. YCombinator is looking for urban mavericks to address the whole thing from the creation of within your means housing to the design of public spaces in its new research task.

The buzz-word smart-city is quickly becoming platitudinous but YC will be starting from the unique angle of private enterprise.

This is not the first moment in time that YC has assorted existential questions of public service with startup acceleration. The accelerator is also functioning on a project in Oakland


To investigate the repercussions of offering a universal basic income.YC is scheduling to expend nearly $1.5 million by generous select population a fundamental income check. Those who accept money will be tracked next to  manage the group.

One of YC’s most determined goals in its latest project is to challenge itself to fit all necessary municipal guideline within 100 pages. The project brings goals of increased assortment and civic appointment side by side with data-driven analysis.

initiative his rollout of StateStat.


The program was an endeavour to in still exactitude by more deeply integrating key performance metrics into ascendancy.

Adora Cheung is going to lead the project. Cheung previously led YCombinator backed Homejoy.


Homejoy offered streamlined cleaning services for SimCity but shut down after ahead of officially legalised difficulties in classifying its workers.