A Mayors Challenge like no other

For the world’s mayors, these are uniquely challenging times. James Anderson, head of Government Innovation programs at Bloomberg Philanthropies, explains how this year’s Mayors Challenge is responding.

Building a data culture in City Hall

Name: Harsha Mallajosyula Title: Chief Data Officer City: Paterson, N.J.

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.

Cities double down on innovation, even as they tighten their belts

Budgets are tighter than perhaps ever before, but local leaders are still finding ways to build innovation capacity throughout their city halls

10 innovators who are raising the bar in the fight against COVID-19

For all the dark moments we’ve collectively experienced in the COVID era, city halls’ responses to the pandemic have been both enlightening and inspiring.

Crisis leadership lessons for mayors

Hundreds of mayors and municipal leaders from across the United States and around the world have been meeting with experts from Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities for guidance as they manage their cities’ responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

How to reopen culture during COVID

When COVID-19 hit, cities across the country closed the doors to cultural centers to help stop the spread of the virus. It was an essential move to safeguard the public’s health, but it also put many cultural institutions in precarious economic situations and cut residents off from some of what’s best about being in a city. Here, Bloomberg Philanthropies outlines key steps cities and cultural centers can take to reopen their doors safely.

How street design can speed the road to recovery

Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery compiles emerging practices from around the world and includes implementation resources for cities and their partners.