Mayors and Schools in Oakland: Doubling Down on Partnerships

After our conversation last month with San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, we crossed the Bay Bridge to visit Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, where we found that the dramatic differences in their situations illustrate the many factors beyond governance structure that…

January 13, 2016

Lessons from Five Years of Economic Inclusion and Partnership in Baltimore

Multiple players from across sectors must come together differently to address the socio-economic challenges and take advantage of opportunities for dramatically better results in Baltimore. Baltimore is fortunate to have billions of dollars in active investment underway in water/sewer improvements,…

January 12, 2016

Led By Data II: More Insights from the Syracuse i-team

The City of Syracuse’s Innovation Team (i-team) was created in April, 2015 thanks to a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. The team is currently focused on improving the city’s infrastructure systems, which are regularly battered by the harsh weather of Central…

January 12, 2016

#BensTake: Can Local Government Innovation Stick?

From the work of the City Accelerator’s first cohort, Living Cities CEO, Ben Hecht, outlines three trends that he sees as critical to making innovation stick in local government. One of the most exciting movements happening in the U.S. is…

January 7, 2016

The Broad View of Innovation: #GoodReads from the i-teams

This week, we bring you another edition of #GoodReads shared by the Innovation Teams (i-teams), a cohort of in-house innovation consultants in cities across the United States and Israel that are developing and deploying bold ideas to tackle the biggest…

January 7, 2016