What Works Cities
Memphis, Tenn., fostered data culture through competition, mayor says
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said monthly meetings that publicized agency figures pushed city leaders to embrace data and improve their numbers.
16 cities certified for data-driven practices
What Works Cities, a division of Bloomberg Philanthropies, certified a new round of cities for their data practices, bringing the total number of participants to 254.
Survey names Colorado, Washington among top data-driven states
The two states are part of a national increase in data-driven decision making within state governments observed by Results for America's 2019 survey.
Cities ply data against declining economic mobility
Under a new initiative funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, 10 cities will track data with the goal of reducing income inequality and boosting economic opportunity for individuals and families.
Philanthropies commit $12 million to economic mobility
Three groups will donate funds for projects in 10 U.S. cities.
National League of Cities announces data workshop series
Together with Results for America, the advocacy group hopes to bring data resources and education to more cities.
What Works Cities touts $42 million investment; Bloomberg cites states, cities as antidote to 'alternative facts'
New funding for the initiative offers both financial and symbolic backing for data-driven decision-making in government.
First 9 cities earn Bloomberg data certifications
Through a new What Works Cities program, Los Angeles became the first city to earn a gold rating for its data practices.
What Works Cities adds 5 members, reaches 100 total cities
The new additions to the data initiative include Long Beach, California; Columbia, South Carolina; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Irving, Texas; and Honolulu.