Mayors Innovation Project


January 2011 Meeting Briefing Book

Good Ideas from Cities

Smart Transportation

Funding for smart transportation is a perennial challenge for cities. We’ll learn about innovations in planning and financing from around the country, as well as what’s happening at the federal level.

Getting to Better Building Stock

What can your city do to create more sustainable urban infrastructure? How can you go beyond individual green buildings? We’ll look at zoning, building codes, design standards, and more, and hear what cities around the country are doing.

Keynote Speaker

Teixeira, R. and J. Halpin. Election Results Fueled by Jobs Crisis and Voter Apathy Among Progressives.  November, 2010. Center for American Progress Action Fund. 

Green Solutions for Stormwater

This panel will focus on taking green infrastructure to scale in a number of ways, including working across departments, with the development community, and putting it into policy as well as practice. We’ll hear from cities and experts, describing work done in Seattle, Houston, Chicago and more.

New Tools for Place-based Economic Development

Traditional economic development tools have not been as successful as we would hope in helping low and moderate income neighborhoods and locally owned or small businesses. What are the new tools that can help impacted neighborhoods, existing local businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs? We’ll hear a variety of approaches from different cities.

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