NYU Wagner and the Center for an Urban Future published two reports profiling the best policy innovations from cities across the U.S. and around the globe, offering a roadmap to mayors and municipal officials about which policy reforms implemented by cities in recent years have been most effective and have the most potential for replication. Coming at a time when cities have become the clear drivers of government innovation, the reports spotlight on recent municipal innovations implemented in cities ranging from Seattle and Chicago to Memphis and Minneapolis.
The reports, which were funded by Citi Community Development, draw upon hundreds of interviews with mayors, agency chiefs, policy experts, academics, business leaders, labor unions and philanthropic foundations, identifies some of the boldest and most inventive urban policy reforms of the last decade.
Neil Kleiman, Director of NYU Wagner Innovation Labs, outlines the project behind the reports:
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Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future
Vishaan Chakrabarti, Partner, SHoP Architects
Linda Gibbs, Deputy Mayor, New York City
Ben Hecht, President & CEO, Living Cities
Hon. Angel Taveras, Mayor, Providence