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November 23, 2017

The Transformation from Convict to Councilwoman

The story of Demetrus Coonrod reinforces the efforts of Baltimore to engage citizens returning from incarceration.
November 23, 2017

Tearing Down the 'Town and Gown' Divide

Relationships with academia are important in Baltimore's and Atlanta's City Accelerator programs.
November 23, 2017

Civic Technology and the Pursuit of Happiness

Government's work should not end with making happy customers. That's where it should begin.
November 23, 2017

Change in Local Government: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

Programs to help the poor mean nothing if they don't work.
November 23, 2017

Rewriting the Rules of Public Engagement

Public meetings can be like purgatory. Cities are showing us there’s a better way.
November 23, 2017

A Philanthropic Nudge for Civic Innovation

Cities are doing it for themselves but not by themselves.
November 23, 2017

Crisis Meets Opportunity in Baltimore

Looking to curb violence, city leaders are charting a path for incarcerated people to successfully re-enter society.
November 23, 2017

Improving Public Engagement: 5 Cities Get to Work

The communities of Cohort II of the City Accelerator convene in Baltimore to share updates of their respective initiatives.
November 23, 2017

Haunted by the Eternal Digital Record

The court of public opinion is ever-more swift and damning.
November 23, 2017

And Divided We Fall

To prosper, cities must address their neighborhoods of neglect -- where poverty, unemployment and failing education is the status quo.
November 23, 2017

A Year in the Life of the City Accelerator

It's time for a recap and review of this philanthropic, collaborative startup that has put down roots in eight cities so far.
November 23, 2017

Bringing Back ‘Baltimore is Best!'

No stranger to hard times, Baltimore looks to new ideas to rise from the ashes.
November 23, 2017

Historic Cities Rally to Become Centers of Innovation

Watch and review cities’ plans to inspire citizen participation.
November 23, 2017

Reinvigorating Local Democracy

The City Accelerator is helping cities engage residents for better results.
November 23, 2017

Reducing Crime by Easing Transition from Incarceration to Community in Baltimore

The city of Baltimore, a finalist in the second round of the City Accelerator, is focused on more effective engagement of people leaving incarceration and their families.