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Invest in innovation? Get on the map

Demographic changes, climate change, and the advent of new technologies will dramatically change our cities and the way we live, demanding that civic leaders adapt and operate in radically new ways.

6 Ways Your Data Visualizations Can Influence Decisions

Cities leaders are, increasingly, investing in data visualization tools and strategies to help residents engage more effectively with data. They’re also depending on them more and more as they look for ways to help themselves gain greater insights into their work. The Centers for Civic Impact at Johns Hopkins University offers six ways city leaders can ensure their data visualizations influence user decisions.

Innovation Defined: How Much Does Open Data Cost?

Open Data is an exciting and important endeavor, but how much is it going to cost your city?

Guidebook: How to build an ADU

While every city is different, the different ways cities tackle crises have lessons for each other. Here Los Angeles and its Bloomberg Philanthropies i-team share their insight in building accessory dwelling units to add to the cities tight housing stock.

Insights from the 2018 Mayors Challenge

Visiting 300-plus cities in nine weeks: What we shared and learned in the first phase of the 2017 U.S. Mayors Challenge

10 Dos and Don’ts for Creating Infographics

“Infographics” and “data visualization” may be familiar terms. However, simply calling something an infographic does not make it so.