Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Philanthropies to open $43 million city research center

by • 10 months ago

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation is opening a new center at Johns Hopkins University to house its many city-focused programs.

Bloomberg to spend $150 million on smart-city think tank at Harvard

by • 1 year ago

Bloomberg Philanthropies will fund a new research center at Harvard University dedicated to helping and training mayors from across the globe.

Bloomberg ends Democratic bid that pledged to take 'smart city' policies to White House

by • 2 years ago

The former New York mayor who said he believes in "using data to inform decisions" admitted his $550 million campaign failed to convince voters that his city policies should be taken nationwide.

Bloomberg proposes national '311' network for digital services

by • 2 years ago

The Democratic presidential candidate said he would model a nationwide citizen-service hotline after one he implemented as mayor of New York City.

Smart cities for president? Two ex-mayors could take the movement national

by • 3 years ago

Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg ran their cities as data-driven, analytics-focused technocrats. Could they do the same for the whole country?

Courting mayors, Bloomberg says he'll bring data-driven 'smart' policies to White House

by • 3 years ago

The billionaire and former mayor suggested his presidency would be a continuation of the “smart city” he pursued during his time leading New York City.

What Works Cities touts $42 million investment; Bloomberg cites states, cities as antidote to 'alternative facts'

by • 4 years ago

New funding for the initiative offers both financial and symbolic backing for data-driven decision-making in government.

35 Champion Cities announced in 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge

by • 4 years ago

The cities will receive up to 00,000 in funding for urban innovation projects.

Bloomberg announces $200 million American Cities Initiative as antidote to White House 'impotence'

by • 5 years ago

Alongside a new funding mechanism for cities, the billionaire philanthropist and former mayor announced an innovation competition that invites city leaders to find creative solutions for issues like climate change, gun violence, and obesity.