Baltimore: Academy for Sub Contractors

The city of Baltimore is a finalist for this year’s City Accelerator project, which is focused on helping cities promote economic equity.

The Transformation from Convict to Councilwoman

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

Tearing Down the 'Town and Gown' Divide

Relationships with academia are important in Baltimore's and Atlanta's City Accelerator programs.

Civic Technology and the Pursuit of Happiness

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

Change in Local Government: Moving Beyond Good Intentions

Programs to help the poor mean nothing if they don't work.

Rewriting the Rules of Public Engagement

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

A Philanthropic Nudge for Civic Innovation

Cities are doing it for themselves but not by themselves.

Crisis Meets Opportunity in Baltimore

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

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.

Haunted by the Eternal Digital Record

The court of public opinion is ever-more swift and damning.

And Divided We Fall

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

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.

Bringing Back ‘Baltimore is Best!'

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

Historic Cities Rally to Become Centers of Innovation

Watch and review cities’ plans to inspire citizen participation.

Reinvigorating Local Democracy

The City Accelerator is helping cities engage residents for better results.

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.