Data is more central than ever to improving service delivery, managing performance, and identifying opportunities that better serve residents. That's why a growing number of cities are adding a new tool to their arsenal—the citywide data strategy—to provide teams with a holistic view of data efforts and then lay out a roadmap for scaling successful approaches. Bloomberg Cities spoke with experts in the field and leaders in pioneering cities to learn more about how these citywide data strategies can give cities a leg up.
Resources for City Innovators
The trillions of dollars flowing to America's cities and states as a result of the 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and other recent federal investments are doing more than help build new roads, water systems, broadband access, and climate resilience. They're also prompting a growing number of small- and medium-sized cities to introduce a new role to their city halls: infrastructure coordinator.