Insights from the 13th Project on Municipal Innovation Advisory Group convening on reinvigorating local democracy through community and civic engagement practices

We believe that cities are a unit of change. With their growing, diverse and dense populations, by understanding what works to catalyze lasting, trans-formative change in cities, we expand the potential to scale solutions. With that in mind, one of our key goals is to help public-sector leaders take up promising practices that will deliver dramatically better results for low-income city residents, faster.

So, this past March we convened chiefs of staff and policy advisors from the largest U.S. cities at the Harvard Kennedy School for the 13th convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation Advisory Group. These city leaders spent three days exploring how we might reinvigorating local democracy and scale promising solutions to city’s challenges through community and civic engagement practices. In this week’s #GoodReads post, you’ll find highlight from those conversations, courtesy of the Data Smart City Solutions Blog!

Amplifying Community Voices

Insights from on the new local Government practice of community engagement.

Engaging Everyone

Insights on empowered citizen governance and democracy in U.S. cities.

Working Together for Safer Cities

Insights on building trust and legitimacy between local law enforcement and communities.

St. Paul’s Pop Up Meeting Truck: Bringing the Meeting to the People

Insights on new ways to engage with the public.