Mayors Innovation Project


January 2012 Briefing Book

Finding Savings and Revenue

 Every city is looking for ways to be more efficient and save money, and every city is looking for revenue sources to cover costs. This panel will present innovative approaches to finding savings or revenue that your city can learn from.
How to Talk about Government

Dominant public perceptions of government undermine efforts to engage citizens in the day-to-day work of the public sector and the many challenges, decisions and competing priorities that face our public systems. However, it is possible to create a more productive conversation about government if we can reconnect people to its unique mission, purpose and role. To do so we must understand the default mindsets we face and tap into alternative and more supportive public perspectives.

Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper

Great cities have great public spaces, but do great public spaces have to cost a lot of money? This panel will examine ways that cities can create livable neighborhoods and corridors and engage in placemaking without breaking the bank.

Planning for Economic Development

Economic development budgets (like all budgets) are limited, but there’s a lot of demand from the private sector for help from public sector. How do you choose where to target your efforts? We’ll hear from several cities that are getting information, setting priorities, and leveraging their resources.

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