5 U.S. Cities Named Finalists for Engaged Cities Award

These localities have done “significant work with citizens to tackle a public problem, clear evidence of impact, and potential to apply the strategy to other problems and geographies.”

Investments in the Arts Strengthen Local Economies and Communities

Kate Levin, head of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Initiatives, explains why civic art is about more than simple beauty.

Miss Our ‘City in Beta’ Tech Roadshow Event in San Jose?

If so, be sure to register and watch the digital edition on April 11.

Enthusiastically Embracing a Job Never Finished

Ahead of Route Fifty’s “City in Beta” event, San Jose Deputy City Manager Kip Harkness outlines how the city is working to become “as innovative as the Silicon Valley population we serve.”

This City’s ‘Windows on the Past’ Is Way Cooler Than Most Local History Murals

Instead of an empty brick wall, this mural takes shape on a distinctive architectural landmark.

Reconnecting a Community With a River That Once Brought Disaster

As Minot, North Dakota continues to recover from 2011's record-setting flooding, efforts to repair the city’s relationship with the Souris River continue.

Austin Wants to Use Blockchain Technology to Help the Homeless

It's one of 35 ideas that Bloomberg Philanthropies selected from over 300 applications for the testing phase of its 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge.

Spurring Entrepreneurship Starts By Talking With Talent

“If you start with institutions, you get an institutional response…”

Chicago Focuses Its Quality of Life Index on Youth

Chronic, concentrated joblessness has caused young, black men to struggle in the nation's third-largest city, and an index will assist officials in refining services to help them be successful.

The Big Challenge Public Health Officials Face as ‘Flint Registry’ Launches

A new federally-funded initiative seeks to connect residents impacted by the drinking-water crisis to wellness and recovery programs and resources.

Building Upon a Decade of Deploying Small-Cell Solutions to Improve Connectivity

After successes in Colorado ski towns and canyon dead zones, there’s a new push in Denver as the metro area moves toward 5G.

Bloomberg’s What Works Cities Program Hits a Big Milestone But Its Work Is Far From Done

Reaching its 100-city goal, the network focused on improving data-driven management practices in mid-size municipalities is continuing to foster “sustainability of practice” in city halls.

A Tech-Enabled Effort to Fight Census Undercounting in San José

There’s a Jan. 15 deadline for localities to update their residential address lists for the U.S. Census Bureau.

Virginia Beach Is Using an IoT-Enabled Sensor Network to Predict Flooding in Real Time

Local officials are hoping high-resolution, hydrodynamic models using fluid physics will improve preparedness and response in a low-lying region vulnerable to flooding.

Register for the 2018 Code for America Summit

Mark your calendars and join us in Oakland, California.

Midsize Cities Get a New, Free Data Portal Option

Open Data America wants to do for other municipalities what it did in Cary, North Carolina.

Cities Should Meet Their Makers

Often overlooked small-scale manufacturers may prove the perfect fix for vacant corridors. Micro-businesses can bolster local economic resilience, if cities know where to find them.