City parks are a public asset that deliver co-benefits in public health and climate change mitigation. Ensuring their safety, accessibility, and sustained funding is critical work.
Good Ideas for Cities
How Ranked Choice Voting Increases Women’s Representation in Government
Ranked choice voting (RCV) allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference; if one candidate receives more than half of the initial ballots, they win. If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated and the voters who picked that candidate as their first choice have their second choice counted.
Replicating a Groundbreaking Idea to Couple Building Sustainability and Public Health
The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work toward better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of our grant recipients, Middleton, WI.
Investing in your council relationships to improve outcomes
Council relationships aren’t always easy. When councils and mayors work well together, the positive impacts can be far reaching; but when strained, important city work can stall.
Madison Combines Lead and Mold Abatement with Energy Efficiency Programs
The Mayors Innovation Project, in partnership with Healthy Babies Bright Futures, provided grants to cities across the country to work towards better health outcomes for children. We are excited to share the story of one of our grant recipients, Madison, WI.
Member City Spotlight: Downtown Redevelopment in Blacksburg, VA
This week, we are featuring one of our member cities, Blacksburg, VA. Mayor Hager-Smith champions quality of life for all residents, focusing on projects that enhance place attachment and create community.
Event: The Discourse of Public Work
Join us for a discussion amongst mayors and city leaders on how to foster and support productive mayor-council relationships.
Access to Paid Leave
How Mayors are Leading on Guaranteed Income
In partnership with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI), we hosted a roundtable discussion on the evidence and opportunities for this work in cities around the country.
Affordable, Safe Water: A Mayor’s Legacy
By leading on the issue of clean drinking water, mayors can build their legacy on a record of fiscal responsibility and safe water for all.