Best practices

May 26, 2017

What is good government and which cities practice it? Those are the questions driving a new annual report of U.S. cities. For the first time ever, the nonprofit Living Cities partnered with Governing to study how cities measure up to their definition of a high-performing government.

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May 26, 2017 | Carles Agusti, Local Advisory Board Member, Leading Cities - Barcelona & Michael Lake, President & CEO, Leading Cities

Evolution, innovation, change... these are concepts inherent in our society—natural, permanent, ever-present moments of acceleration and deceleration. Captured in Darwin’s theory of evolution and witnessed daily in the rapidly changing landscape of technology.

May 16, 2017

Every day, seven million rows of new data are created in the City of Chicago alone, and countless billions of rows of data are generated across all of state, local and federal government. And yet while there are islands of innovation in government where data drives day-to-day decision-making,... read more

May 11, 2017

Deploying data analytics, forging departmental performance agreements, holding bi-weekly performance management sessions and following lean strategies have yielded a positive cumulative fiscal impact of more than $3.3 million in fiscal 2017, Cincinnati officials informed the mayor and city... read more

April 07, 2017

Flexibility. If there's one thing that everybody involved in government procurement - chief information officers, procurement officials, vendors and civic tech folk - appear to agree on, it's that the future of government's technology-buying should be more flexible. The trend in that direction... read more

April 03, 2017

Graphic designer and illustrator Jason Craig lives in Augusta, Georgia, but he travels a lot to nearby cities like Atlanta and Columbia, South Carolina, for creative contract work and entrepreneurial camaraderie. "I wish I didn't always have to leave to do cool work," Craig says.

March 31, 2017

Dominica Belanská is a Place Making “activist” and, at this moment, she’s demonstrating great quality in investigation and research, as well as in the practical execution of projects, especially in Eastern Europe, and naturally, throughout the globe.

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March 30, 2017

If there’s a manual anywhere on public-private partnerships (P3s/PPPs), it may have been written in Washington, D.C.  But not, as one might suspect, by lawmakers in the halls of the U.S.

March 29, 2017

The Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a new certification program for municipal data-driven governance as part of its growing What Works Cities initiative on Tuesday.

“The certification will help cities know where to look for good practices,” former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg... read more

March 28, 2017

As the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the “center of the universe” for innovation and disruptive technologies powered by the Internet economy.

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