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ERIC Number: ED555640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation and the City. Part II
Forman, Adam; Giles, David; Kleiman, Neil; Ko, Jae
Center for an Urban Future
As cities across the country and globe continue to generate new solutions to a wide variety of vexing problems, sharing information about what works and what doesn't has become more important than ever. Yet, outside of a few prominent policies, the vast majority of successful municipal experiments never reach a national audience or, for that matter, policymakers in similarly situated cities. To help bridge this gap, the Center for an Urban Future and NYU Wagner published "Innovation and the City" earlier this summer. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews with mayors, agency chiefs, policy institutes, corporations, labor unions and philanthropic foundations, some of the boldest and most inventive urban policy reforms of the last decade were identified. But, in that report, which was generously funded by Citi Community Development, the policies also had to address important needs in New York City. They also had to be policies that could be realistically implemented in New York, given the City's government structure and political climate. As New York prepares for a new mayor for the first time in 12 years, the thinking was that creating an inventory of the best ideas from other places would be a good way to not only spotlight theoretical solutions but workable programs that others have already started to implement and learn from. During the research process, it was discovered that a lot of promising innovations did not match up well with New York's needs, or addressed problems that the City was already confronting in a different way. So, in this second edition of the report, the criteria has been loosened to include policies that might not work in New York but are important enough to merit replication in other cities.Therefore, this report profiles 25 of the best policy innovations from cities across the U.S. and around the globe-- giving mayors and other municipal leaders the ability to learn from their peers and develop new policies based on models that have already proved effective. [Additional research for this project was provided by Adam Eckstein, Kahliah Laney, Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Emily Laskodi, and Sa Liu. To access Part I of this report, see ED555624.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Citi Community Development
Authoring Institution: Center for an Urban Future; New York Univ., NY. Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Identifiers - Location: California; Canada (Toronto); Colorado; District of Columbia; Illinois; Japan; Louisiana; Minnesota; Netherlands; New Jersey; New York; Tennessee; United Kingdom