“Our growth—our business growth, our population growth, our economic growth—is rooted firmly in our immigrant population,” the mayor said in an interview.
From engaging underserved populations to preparing for climate change’s most devastating effects, these cities have their work cut out for them.
“President Trump’s false statements today were an insult to the men and women of the Philadelphia police force,” Mayor Jim Kenney said.
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As the What Works Cities program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies, celebrates its first year, municipal leaders and experts are looking at ways to make the results of their data efforts “so essential that nobody can take it away.”
Created by executive order, a centralized open data portal is planned for August.
Two themes—community revitalization and economic development—comprise more than 50 percent of the second-round winners list.
‘[I]f you send them right when someone needs help, they have the opportunity to change behavior and improve citizen experience.”
The city is accepting proposals through April 1 for an electronic bidding tool.
A strong policy framework and leadership are critical.
New York City’s former chief analytics officer, Mike Flowers, also joins the program, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Beyond paying for snow-clearing help, many municipalities hope residents will pitch in to help their community—and stay off the roads.
The 1979 Sugarhill Gang hit was a regular presence during his time at City Hall.
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