• Speakers from The Electric City: EV Fleet Transition panel.

    Good Ideas for Cities: Electrify Your City Fleet

    Best practices for the EV fleet transition

  • 2023 Summer Meeting Recap: Innovation Showcase

    This week, we are featuring a blog on the 2023 Summer Meeting Innovation Showcase which took place in Scranton, PA. Learn more about the meeting and access resources on the 2023 Summer Meeting page.  By: …

  • Celebrating Mayoral Efforts to Combat LGBTQ+ Attacks

    In honor of this year’s Pride Month, we bring you highlights from mayors and cities working to counter harmful anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric through direct, local responses to discriminatory state legislation and community engagement.

  • Virtual event: Mayors Roundtable on Alternative Response & Reimagining Policing

    This event will present information on alternative response models informed by NYU's extensive research on cities doing this work across the country, including Albuquerque, NM and Brooklyn Park, MN.

  • Mass Shootings Are Increasing: Are You Prepared?

    Today’s guest blog comes from Sarah Peck, co-founder and director of UnitedOnGuns. With the rise of mass shootings across the country, mayors and other city leaders are increasingly called to respond. As a leading national researcher and speaker on the subject, she shares the most effective strategies for a prepared city response in the face of gun violence.

  • Twelve U.S. Mayors Join 2023 New Mayors Cohort

    Last month, the Mayors Innovation Project brought together newly elected mayors from across the country for its 2023 New Mayors Cohort. Held May 17-19 in Madison, WI, the 12 participating mayors attended sessions on a variety of topics and heard insights from former cohort participants on their experiences in the program as new mayors.

  • Reporting and Responding to Political Violence

    In May 2022, the Mayors Innovation Project launched #MayorSafety month with the release of a survey of US mayors revealing an alarming increase in political violence directed at mayors – in particular, at women mayors and mayors of color. This year, we put together a round-up of new resources and best practices, along with opportunities to share your experiences.

  • New Land Value-Capture Strategies for Strong Communities

    This week, we are featuring a blog on municipal financing tools for urban revitalization from our sister program, ProGov21. Like the Mayors Innovation Project, ProGov21 is a project of COWS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

  • National Bike Safety Month Interview with Mayor John Bauters

    In honor of National Bike Safety Month, the Mayors Innovation Project brings you this interview with Mayor John Bauters of Emeryville, CA. 

  • Ditching the Car, for Our Planet and Ourselves

    In hopes of cleaner air and fresher water, cities across the country are looking for ways to reduce pollution in their communities. Any public official truly invested in creating healthier and more sustainable communities must address the multi-ton elephants on the street… cars. 

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