Are you taking on childhood obesity, unbanked communities, opaque permitting processes, or burnout among frontline workers? Check out past Mayors Challenge winners for proven innovations to these challenges from around the world and connect with other cities to adapt their solutions at home.
Resources for City Innovators
The early days of the pandemic were unlike anything anyone’s ever seen—and not only from a public-health perspective. City budgets were nearly wiped out, with lockdowns eliminating revenues from hotels, restaurants, and other sources. Budget and finance officers needed to take action and, at the same time, needed to do so in ways that didn’t disproportionately impact communities already in need.
Welcome to the Bloomberg Cities Network
"Local governments play a critical role in tackling the biggest challenges we face, from combating the COVID-19 pandemic to reducing carbon emissions. At Bloomberg Philanthropies, we’re working hard to help cities develop effective strategies – and to spread them around the world. The Bloomberg Cities Network, which we developed in partnership with Johns Hopkins, is a place for innovators in government to come together and hear about what’s working, share lessons, and access resources. We hope you will take full advantage of it – and that it will allow you to expand your ambitions and accelerate your work."
— Mike Bloomberg