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Bloomberg's 'What Works Cities' Initiative Now Has 100 Participants

The What Works Cities initiative has grown quickly since it launched in 2015.
January 19, 2018, 7am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Bloomberg Philanthropies' What Works Cities (WWC), a national initiative to help cities better use data and engage citizens, has reached a goal of partnering with 100 municipal governments," reports Kristin Musulin.

Long Beach, CA; Columbia, SC; Grand Rapids, MI; Irving, TX; and Honolulu, HI were the five most recent cities to sign on to the initiative, pushing the number over the big threshold. The cohort has grown from an original eight, when the initiative launched in 2015.

Michael Grass broke the news of WWC's milestone, providing thorough overview of the program and its mission: "assisting mid-sized U.S. cities with their data management and agency performance challenges." Grass also provides a case study of the work done by Grand Rapids, Iowa in the program.

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Published on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in Route Fifty
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