Bloomberg Philanthropies recently launched a $42 million initiative to help 100 midsized cities use data and evidence to engage the public, strengthen services and improve the lives of residents.
With the help of partners, the What Works Cities program will offer mayors and other officials technical assistance, training and peer networking to enhance their use of data. Eventually, the initiative will provide benchmarking so that cities can see how they perform relative to their peers.
To participate in the program, cities need to have a population of between 100,000 and 1 million residents and commitment from mayors and other senior city leaders. Find out more at whatworkscities.org.