May 9, 2019, 10am PDT
The What Works Cities Certification recognizes cities across the country using data to inform local governance.
March 1, 2019, 2pm PST
Cities across the country have ambitious goals to move to renewable energy, but support at the federal level is lacking. A new program will assist cities with procurement and regulation of renewables.
November 4, 2018, 1pm PST
The city recently received a grant that will help it grow its bike-share network, particularly into areas that have been underserved.
September 11, 2018, 6am PDT
Detroit is working to change almost every layer of the city's transportation experience.
June 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The American Cities Climate Challenge seeks to green the carbon-heavy transportation and building sectors.
March 5, 2018, 11am PST
The city wants to give its 7,000 citizens without permanent homes "[u]nique digital identifiers" to help them get reliable access to services.
February 3, 2018, 9am PST
Bloomberg Philanthropies recognized nine cities leading the trend toward better use of data in city governance practices.
January 19, 2018, 7am PST
The What Works Cities initiative has grown quickly since it launched in 2015.
December 5, 2017, 9am PST
Around the world, nearly 70 cities are already testing and developing automated vehicles in some capacity.
June 26, 2017, 2pm PDT
The former mayor of New York is launching the "American Cities Initiative." The initiative comes with a scathing critique of the federal government's treatment of urban areas.
December 6, 2015, 7am PST
The Innovation Team in Mobile shows that sometimes innovation can be delivered through commonplace technology.
December 19, 2014, 9am PST
Recently elected Mayor of Long Beach Robert Garcia, 37 years old, outlines his priorities: education, climate change, and economic development.
December 15, 2014, 12pm PST
After announcing a first round of grants in August, Bloomberg Philanthropies expanded its $45 million innovation teams program to 12 cities in the United States and two abroad.
September 30, 2014, 5am PDT
In his second global transportation donation meant to reduce death and injury from transportation, the former NYC mayor will take a decidedly urban focus by directing his foundation to select ten cities to receive $125 million, he announced Monday.
September 13, 2014, 9am PDT
Thanks to data-driven innovations funded with a $4.2 million grant in 2011 from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, New Orleans dropped its murder rate by 20 percent between 2012 and 2013.
August 21, 2014, 7am PDT
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg began a new program via Bloomberg Philanthropies to invest $45 million for shaking up city halls.
July 15, 2013, 5am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's progressive transportation advocacy isn't limited to the five boroughs. From bike lanes in Turkey to auto-rickshaws in India, his philanthropy is funding transportation and road safety projects worldwide.
March 13, 2013, 12pm PDT
Providence, Rhode Island's vision for improving early childhood literacy has been selected as the winner of the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayor's Challenge, a nationwide contest seeking innovative and replicable ideas for improving cities.
February 23, 2013, 11am PST
Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Huffington Post have launched an online platform for Americans to vote on the Mayor's Challenge competition proposals. The 20 finalists' revised proposals are now online.
June 13, 2012, 1pm PDT
Launched today by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Mayors Challenge will award $9 million in prizes as a down payment on urban innovation, reports Ariel Schwartz.