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.
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.
Mayors Challenge impact: A look back at previous winners
Here's how past winners of a one-of-a-kind ideas competition addressed their toughest challenges—and the impact they were able to create as a result.
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.
Engaging residents at the right time on urban planning decisions
Name: Ivari Rannama
Helping city solutions spread: How we think about ‘replication’ at Bloomberg Philanthropies
Inside the foundation's thinking about how best to spread solutions to big urban challenges from one city to another.
A City Hall lifer looks to spread innovation
Name: Elena Bolbolian
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