Bloomberg Cities: Stories from the Field
This early-education approach has cities everywhere talking
Ten years after Providence, R.I., won the first Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge with a new approach at early-childhood learning, here's how the community of Birmingham, Ala., is building on Providence's pioneering work and placing a big bet on its own groundbreaking enterprise, Birmingham Talks.
A geologist transitions to leading city innovation
Annie Drewry likes to say that, as valuable assets go, data is the new oil. A geologist by training, she would know. Now in a new role with the city of Tulsa, she aims to help the city make the most of what she sees as one of its most valuable assets.
How mayors can build a city workforce that uses data to deliver resultsBy Beth Blauer and Elizabeth Linos