Through this year’s struggles, our organizational priorities remained the same—to provide mayors and city leaders with peer learning experiences and cutting-edge resources to advance equity, sustainability, and democracy in cities. We are proud to have engaged over 100 cities from around the US in our work this year.
In the coming months, we are providing support for cities through a new Community of Practice, a blog series, and the second cohort of our Water Affordability Academy. This effort will provide critical perspectives for local elected officials and for water utility leaders and staff.
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.
Aging infrastructure, climate change, regional economic decline, and the new threats posed by COVID-19 have meant a tsunami of financial challenges for cities and their utilities. Maintaining safe yet affordable drinking and waste water continues …
Matthew Desmond is the author of the Pulitzer-winning book, Evicted. He will give our Virtual Keynote: The Housing Crisis in Cities.
On September 16, the Mayors Innovation Project and Climate Mayors co-hosted “A Green & Equitable Recovery in the Great Lakes” with Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Mayor Melvin Carter, and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes.
Salem, MA converted an unused baseball practice area into a farm to bring healthy, organic food to families and children in the city.
Our updates from how we are supporting mayors, including the Virtual Innovation Showcase, the New Mayors Cohort, the Water Affordability Academy, and more.
Conception to pre-k is a pivotal time in child brain development. One in six children in America has a developmental disability, and one in 45 have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Research indicates …
Guest post by Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong, Kankakee, IL and Frank Kosman, Kankakee Chief of Police I was elected as the city of Kankakee, IL’s first black mayor in 2017, and I proudly represent a diverse …