Bloomberg Cities: Stories from the Field

Terrence Smith

Building trustworthy local government

Survey after survey shows a troubling plunge in trust in government. And while faith in local government ranks higher than other levels of government, local leaders know they have a lot of work to do here. Terrance DeShaun Smith, Public Innovation Fellow at the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation, says they won’t get far unless they change their thinking. We asked him why.

Leading an already data-driven city to the next level

Melisa Breda leads a roughly 50-person team in Buenos Aires city government tasked with getting the best available data into the hands of decision makers.