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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.


San Diego Serves Up a Data-Driven Culture


Transparency, prioritization and a cultural shift are required for other cities to follow suit

Hope Tribble


Director of Audit and Performance, City of Indianapolis-Marion County

Getting Innovation Off the Ground


How a single step forward can start cities down the path of becoming equipt.

City Halls Are Increasingly Innovative AND Trustworthy


Local governments are investment-worthy because of their position in solving some of our toughest social problems. They’re also more trustworthy than in the past.

Governing & Living Cities Announce High-Performing Cities from Second Annual Equipt Survey


Top-ranking cities featured at Governing’s annual Summit on Government Performance and Innovation

Cities Make Progress, Face Continuing Challenges in Governing Well: Survey


A growing number of cities are performing well in the essentials of fiscal responsibility, racial equity, resident engagement and evidence-based policymaking.

State and Local Leaders are Setting an Agenda for the Country’s Biggest Challenges


To overcome hurdles, leaders need a solid framework to help implement successful policies and the right mix of collaboration and innovation.

The Need for Data Disaggregation


How communities can use data to help minority subgroups succeed.

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.

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