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A data-driven city leads with its priorities and lets the technology and data follow. It uses technology and opens data to ask better questions, foster deeper understanding and get better results in solving tough city problems. The city shares information broadly to help programs achieve evidence-based success and have a real impact in the lives of residents.

Planting the Seed of Change


Practical strategies to help cities become equipt for innovation

Jeff Carter


Executive Director of the Innovation Team, City of Mobile

Capturing City Stories


A snapshot of the benchmark survey results from the inaugural Equipt to Innovate survey.

Data-Driven: The People Behind the Numbers


It’s easy for governments to get lost in the numbers, but a key to successful communities is remembering the people impacted by them.

New Study Identifies the Best Cities for Good Government


The first of a now annual report details what cities are doing well and where they could improve.

Realizing the Innovation Dividend


Why Being Equipt Matters for America’s Cities.

Innovation Does Not Take Place in Just One Place


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

The Innovation Equation


Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.

RESOURCES FOR BEING EQUIPT

Benchmark: Being Broadly Partnered

Benchmark: Being Data Driven

Benchmark: Being Dynamically Planned

Benchmark: Being Employee Engaged

Benchmark: Being Race Informed

Benchmark: Being Resident Involved

Benchmark: Being Smartly Resourced

 

GOV INNOVATOR'S GROUP

The Government Innovator’s Group is a program of the Governing Institute designed to incubate collaboration and strengthen connections for local government innovation leaders.

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