A smartly resourced city optimizes its revenues, people and technology to make the greatest difference in the life of the community and the well-being of its residents. By definition, tradeoffs are inherent in municipal budgeting, as are tough decisions around borrowing and making infrastructure and other investments. By acting as stewards for current and future generations, city leaders strategically plan to use scarce resources toward their greatest and highest use.
Innovative funding strategies are one way communities can help ensure no one gets left behind in an economic upswing.
Director of Policy and GovLabPHL at Mayor's Office, City of Philadelphia
Three ways cities can maximize their spending and investments
Practical strategies to help cities become equipt for innovation
A snapshot of the benchmark survey results from the inaugural Equipt to Innovate survey.
The first of a now annual report details what cities are doing well and where they could improve.
Director of Policy and Innovation, City of Syracuse
Helpful tips to ensure your city's events make a positive impact
Why Being Equipt Matters for America’s Cities.
Working with Living Cities, Governing has identified a set of seven elements that constitute a framework for fostering the innovation cities need.
In the state that once spent the most on health care, Jason Helgerson found ways to cut New York's costs. Now he's leading one of the nation’s biggest Medicaid reforms.