In partnership with the Water Center at Penn, our Water Affordability Community of Practice (COP) spotlights best practices on challenges and solutions related to water affordability, providing ample time for questions and informal discussion among peers. …
Today’s guest blog post is from George Hawkins, former General Manager of DC Water and President of Moonshot Missions. Following this handful of simple strategies will enable mayors and their personnel to embrace digital technologies that benefit their constituents and save their money too.
The use of behavioral science, or behavioral insights, is a proven best practice for cities to positively influence behavior. Cities have been applying this lens to their COVID-19 communications and messaging efforts to encourage public …
South Bend, IN utility leaders shared how they’re addressing equity through water customer assistance, with learning lessons for other cities of all sizes. Below are the main takeaways that can help your city make and keep water affordable.
The Mayors Innovation Project, partnered 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, San Francisco, CA.
More than ever, mayors and other public officials face scrutiny not only on the basis of policies, but on the use of social media and other digital spaces. Mayors face a barrage of online harassment, with real fears of that harassment escalating into stalking, doxxing, and physical threats.
This is a guest blog post from Michael H. Shuman. Mr. Shuman is an attorney and economist, whose most recent book is “Put Your Money Where Your Life Is: How to Invest Locally Using Self-Directed …
Salem, MA converted an unused baseball practice area into a farm to bring healthy, organic food to families and children in the city.
While some cities are using tactical urbanism to help businesses continue safe operations, residents in many cities are creating spaces for healing and advancing racial justice.
Our updates from how we are supporting mayors, including the Virtual Innovation Showcase, the New Mayors Cohort, the Water Affordability Academy, and more.