Mayors Innovation Project


Mayors Innovation Project

The Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) is a learning network among American mayors committed to “high road” policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, efficient democratic government. 

**New Report: Local Food & Economic Development**
Every city has a food economy and most have at least the beginnings of a local food value chain. This means that every city has an opportunity to increase local economic activity, create jobs, and promote healthy, local food by helping local businesses to capture more of this market. Cities should include local food as part of their economic development efforts, and this paper will help them do that. Nationally, the trend is toward local food – cities should take advantage of this.

Cities at Work: Progressive Local Policies for Rebuilding the Middle Class

Re-Thinking the Urban Freeway

Divestment from Fossil Fuels

Cities Promoting Access to Healthy, Local Food

Save the Dates!
Summer 2014 Meeting in Chapel Hill, NC
Wednesday, August 20 - Friday, August 22

Stormwater Rulemaking: Stormwater regulations are assuming a higher profile as communities around the country struggle to balance the need to protect local waters and the pressures of limited resources, and MIP is working with mayors to share our priorities and feedback on this issue with the EPA.  

Divestment Campaign: Members of the Mayors Innovation Project are leading the way by committing to divest their cities' holding from fossil fuel companies. 
        Seattle Divestment Forum  
        Sign the pledge  
        Divestment Guide

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Webcasts from the Winter 2012 Meeting
"Placemaking without breaking the bank" - Fred Kent
"Planning for Economic Development" - Mary Kay Leonard

Interested in joining out network of city leaders committed to developing "high road" policies for cities? Want more information about the Mayors Innovation Project? Learn more>>

Or feel free to contact us at:

The Mayors Innovation Project
c/o Center on Wisconsin Strategy
7122 Social Science Bldg.
1180 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI 53703



MIP receives financial support from our member cities, foundations and generous individual donors. the views expressed and the materials presented here, however, do not necessarily represent our funders views.

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