City Innovation Professionals Forum

Wednesday, August 16, Burlington, VT

Thank you for joining us! All presentations and Briefing Book materials are below.

See full agenda here.

Presentations and Briefing Book


Beth Anderson, Burlington VT
Nigel Jacob, Boston MA
Brian Elms, Denver CO [Video: Peak Academy- Parks & Rec Greenhouses]
Adria Finch, Syracuse NY


Innovation and the City, Neil Kleiman and Tom Hillard, Center for an Urban Future, November 1st, 2016. Read more.

Breakthrough Cities: How Cities Can Mobilise Creativity and Knowledge, Lauren Kahn et al, Creative Cities, May 31st, 2009. Read more.

Guide for Embedding Breakthrough Innovation in Local Government, Nigel Jacob, City Accelerator, January 12th, 2015. Read more.

Chief Innovation Officers: Do They Deliver?, Jeffrey Stinson, The Pew Charitable Trusts, February 6th, 2015. Read more.

The Elected Official as Chief Innovation Officer, Patrick Ibarra, National League of Cities, September 29th, 2016. Read more.

The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer, Emily Badger, Citylab, March 19th, 2012. Read more.

New D.C.Lab Wants to Use Big Data to Shape City Policy, Rachel Dovey, Next City, July 20th, 2017. Read more.

Reimagining What Works: Providence’s Culture of Innovation, Sharman Stein and Kristin Taylor, What Works Cities, July 20th, 2017. Read more.

Case Study: Boston’s Citywide Analytics Team, Katherine Hillenbrand, Data-Smart City Solutions, May 15th, 2017. Read more.

4 lessons from Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Sarah Wray, TM Forum, October 6th, 2016. Read more.

Three Themes From the i-teams Convening in New Orleans, Kevin Paul, Living Cities, September 30th, 2015. Read more.

How i-teams Get it Right When They Get it Wrong, Owen Stone, Living Cities, July 29th, 2016. Read more.

6 Traits of Productive Hackathons, Stephen Goldsmith, Data-Smart City Solutions, July 5th, 2017. Read more.

Pathways to Inclusion, Government of the District of Columbia, November 30th, 2016. Read more.


Daro Mott, Louisville KY
Santiago Garces, South Bend IN
Oliver Wise, New Orleans LA
Julie Steenson, Kansas City MO


A digital right to the city: who defines democracy in smart cities?, Mark Dean, Bang the Table, April 19th, 2017. Read more.

Changing the Culture, What Works Cities, December 29th, 2015. Read more.

Trends in Smart City Development, Nicole DuPuis, et al, National League of Cities, January 1st, 2016. Read more.

The Rise of the Smart City, Michael Totty, The Wall Street Journal, April 16th, 2017. Read more.

An Open Letter to the Open Data Community, Civic Analytics Network, Data-Smart City Solutions, March 3rd, 2017. Read more.

A Better Way to Release Your City’s Data, Chris Bosquet, Data-Smart City Solutions, May 23rd, 2017. Read more.

Paving a Path from Open Data to Open Government in South Bend, Danielle Fulmer, Data-Smart City Solutions, May 8th, 2017. Read more.

Open Data in Louisville: Apps, Hackathons and Building Relationships, Emily Middleton, Government Innovators Network, July 5th, 2017. Read more.

How Seattle Molded an Open Data Policy That Worked for its Residents, Stephen Goldsmith, Government Technology, April 11th, 2017. Read more.

User-Friendliness Defines Chicago’s New Data Portal, Sean Thornton, Data-Smart City Solutions, April 20th, 2017. Read more.

Data for Black Lives Wants to Connect Scientists and Activists, Deonna Anderson, Next City, August 9th, 2017. Read more.

Protecting Data, Protecting Residents, Sunlight Foundation, February 10th, 2017. Read more.

The State of Performance Analytics in Local Governments: An Initial Assessment, Kevin C. Desouza, Arizona State University, February 8th, 2017. Read more.

Benchmarking, What Works Cities, December 8th, 2015. Read more.

Infusing Government with a Data-Driven Culture, Stephen Goldsmith, Governing, May 26th, 2016. Read more.

How Louisville Embedded Performance Management Into City Departments, Stephen Goldsmith, Data-Smart City Solutions, May 1st, 2017. Read more.

A Future Fueled by Data: Virginia Beach, Socrata, January 1st, 2017. Read more.

How Stat Got Stuck-In the Place That Made It Famous, J.B. Wogan, Governing, April 1st, 2017. Read more.

Ten Great Ways Data Can Make Government Better, Jane Wiseman and Stephen Goldsmith, Data-Smart City Solutions, May 11th, 2017. Read more.

Syracuse i-Team: Upgrading Infrastructure on a Limited Budget, Chris Bosquet, Data-Smart City Solutions, August 7th, 2017. Read more.

How Louisville Is Using GPS to Control Asthma, Laura Bliss, Citylab, August 9th, 2017. Read more.

New Tool Could Help Boston Renters See Beyond the Craigslist Ad, Rachel Dovey, Next City, August 9th, 2017. Read more.

An Open Data Hub That Builds Better Citizens, Laura Bliss, Citylab, July 12th, 2017. Read more.

Living in a 1.25 World: How Boston Uses Data to Keep Score, Sharman Stein and Kristin Taylor, What Works Cities, July 19th, 2017. Read more.

Mid-sized Albuquerque Brings Big-Time Data Game, Corey Cooper, What Works Cities, July 7th, 2017. Read more.

Transparency and Law Enforcement: Open Data Holds the Key, Jim Brooks, What Works Cities, July 27th, 2017. Read more.

Open Data Rebuilds Trust in the Dallas Police Department, Socrata, January 1st, 2017. Read more.

Jackson, Mississippi Uses Data to Manage Millions in Infrastructure Improvements, Socrata, January 1st, 2017. Read more.