We work with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center to convene and support a network of 40+ Chiefs of Staff and Policy Directors who advance transformative change through innovation in city government to improve the lives of residents. See more from The Project on Municipal Innovation 

We believe that working with city governments to improve the way they operate, collaborate and deploy resources is an important lever to creating change. Our chances of achieving this change improve when local government is nimble, collaborative, data-driven and focused on leveraging public resources to transform systems. The Project on Municipal Innovation (PMI) is a critical platform for this work.

The PMI network supports the replication and adaptation of best practices in U.S. city government and spurs innovative policy ideas that move the needle for city governments and their residents. The PMI convenings provide a unique forum that enables city halls from across the country to learn about and act on integrative and transformative policy ideas.

More than 35 cities have designated their chief of staff or policy director to participate in our highly engaged set of activities, including biannual in-person meetings at Harvard and webinars on timely topics. PMI allows Living Cities and its members a strategic and ongoing platform to work directly with some of the country’s largest and most creative cities.

Participating Cities

Albuquerque Atlanta Austin Baltimore Boston Charlotte Chicago Cleveland Columbus Dallas Denver Detroit El Paso Fort Worth Fresno Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City, MO Los Angeles Louisville Memphis Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville Newark New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Orange County, FL Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh Portland Providence Sacramento San Antonio San Diego San Francisco San Jose Seattle St. Paul, MN Washington DC