Solutions to many of the greatest challenges we face can be found in cities. Local governments are uniquely positioned to overcome obstacles and get things done, but they face an environment of unprecedented challenges. The constraints and demands under which they operate are continually changing, as financial resources tighten, citizen expectations increase, and national governments grapple with gridlock. Overcoming these challenges will not be easy – it will take more agility and creativity than ever.
The Government Innovation team’s mission is to give cities the support they need to get there. We promote public sector innovation capacity and spread proven and promising solutions among cities worldwide. We test and refine urban innovations and equip mayors and local leaders with practical tools and approaches to tackle tough issues and enable civic innovation to flourish.