Bloomberg Cities: Stories From The Field

Photo essay: When residents are co-creators, ideas get better

You’ve heard this before: City Hall’s best ideas are designed with residents, not for them. Residents, business owners, and other stakeholders helped to generate many of the breakthrough ideas these cities entered into the competition for a chance to win $1 million. 

Digital transformation requires perseverance, says Sofia innovator

When Gencho Kerezov became Sofia’s Deputy Mayor in charge of digital transformation last year, he had one question in mind: How many people were using the city’s electronic services? The answer? Not many.  So, Kerezov and his team set out to  change that. And their participation in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Digital Innovation Initiative in Europe gave them a good place to start.