The Mayors Challenge—and the skills-building that comes with participating

The Mayors Challenge isn’t just a competition about big ideas. It’s also a process that helps cities build their innovation muscles.

Year in review: 5 bright spots in a difficult year

A year most city leaders would rather forget is winding down. It wasn’t all bad.


How networks between cities can foster faster and better innovation

Cities are learning from each other in their responses to COVID-19.

6 lessons cities can learn from New Jersey’s cutting-edge innovation team

Beth Simone Noveck shares experiences driving new ways of working in state government and what city leaders can take from them.

In Jersey City, a pop-up approach to helping small businesses

Since she started selling apparel to new mothers four years ago, Nia Reid-Allen has mostly met her customers in vending booths at street fairs or in bits of storefront space she’s borrowed from fri

What happens when an entire city department is trained to innovate?

When the Miami Innovation Academy launched a couple of years ago with the aim of teaching city hall workers how to cut waste and inefficiency from their everyday work, Annie Perez

The future of city innovation

This is a critical time for city leaders across the United States and around the world.