Bloomberg Philanthropies & Harvard University Announce Creation of the Bloomberg Center for Cities to Support Mayors Around the World as They Face Unprecedented Challenges

March 2, 2021

New $150 million investment builds on the success of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative and deepens Bloomberg Philanthropies’ and Harvard University’s commitment to supporting bold and innovative city leadership

New York, NY – Bloomberg Philanthropies, in collaboration with Harvard University, announced today an expansion of support for city leaders with a new $150 million investment to establish the university-wide Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University. This Center builds upon the success of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, a collaboration between Bloomberg Philanthropies, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School established in 2017, and will strengthen the capabilities of mayors and their teams, advance effective organizational practices in city halls around the world, support a new generation of public servants as they encounter unprecedented challenges in the years to come, and produce new research and instructional materials that will help city leaders.

Read More