The right way to cut a budget

You don’t have to like austerity to embrace it. The key is to involve residents in the process.

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.


Staying engaged with a socially-distant community

This guide is designed to support cities that want to create and maintain strong, institutionalized practices of community engagement during periods of remote working in an increasingly digital world.

How a public-private partnership boosted wellbeing in Santa Monica, Calif.

When tragedy struck Santa Monica, Calif., in the form of a gang shooting and very public 9th-grade student’s suicide, people in the California community of nearly 100,000 began to