Publications

  • In partnership with AARP Livable Communities and Smart Growth America, the Mayors Innovation Project launched the Mayors Institute on Pedestrian Safety in 2023 to help mayors develop their knowledge and skills to champion safer streets in their communities. 

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    Best Practices for Pop-up Shops. Mayors Innovation Project.

    This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2023 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

    For context, the original research question that prompted this memo was: The City is interested in pop-up shop programs across the country; we are most interested in any that are focused on filling vacant storefronts and transitioning pop-ups to longer term leases.

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    This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2023 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

    For context, the original research question that prompted this memo was: What are the best practices for LGBTQ+ folks experiencing homelessness, particularly youth?

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    This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2023 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

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    This brief is part of a series of publications MIP has released that was originally researched and compiled as a technical assistance memo to a participating member city. This memo was written in 2022 in response to a specific research question submitted by that member city. To make this publicly available, we’ve removed references to the original request and any location-specific recommendations.

    For context, the original research question that prompted this memo was: The City is interested in ways to prioritize local, historically marginalized individuals and businesses in hiring and contracting. The City seeks examples of municipalities that have implemented either local residency requirements for city-funded construction projects or first source hiring programs. In each case, the City is interested in best practices that they have implemented, legal implications of such programs, and the results, outcomes, and impacts of the programs.

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