The role of the newest position in local government is already changing.
Christopher Swope August 4, 2017
Nashville's MyCity Academy takes the long view on building connections, trust, and leadership among New Americans.
Christopher Swope November 22, 2016

The social network for internal office communication is expected to cut down on email among government employees, GovInsider says. 

November 11, 2016

The Chicago-based firm, Ekistic, wants to help fledgling companies build viable businesses that can make cities more efficient.

October 12, 2016
Part of the bargain is providing good customer service.
Amy Fallon September 23, 2016

 Basuki Tjahaja Purnama moved swiftly to fire lazy and corrupt workers and to foster transparency, GovInsider reports. 

May 4, 2016
'Secondary' cities are booming across Africa. Jinja is one aiming to get ahead of the growth.
Amy Fallon April 22, 2016
The city's Innova.TO contest shows bureaucrats have ideas too — if you ask them.
Simone d'Antonio March 10, 2016

Brazil’s business and financial hub has launched the world’s largest retraining program for municipal employees, Governing reports. 

December 23, 2015

Lax regulation in Ga West, Ghana and Nakuru, Kenya enables private firms to sell unsafe, overpriced drinking water, the Urban Institute says.

November 9, 2015
Since a tragic dam release flooded the Indian city in 2006, early warning systems have been implemented to make sure it won't happen again.
Patralekha Chatterjee September 3, 2015
Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Nairobi and Mexico City are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."
Christopher Swope June 26, 2015
Inside a dramatic consolidation of local government.
Simone d'Antonio June 18, 2015

The city of 20 million relies on “inventive” ways to ensure that trash is not illegally dumped in places where it would foul the environment, reports. 

June 9, 2015
Once known worldwide for a breakout of the plague, Surat today is a model for how emerging cities can stay one step ahead of disease.
Patralekha Chatterjee June 5, 2015

Modeled after, Singapore Post is riding the boom in e-commerce, the New York Times reports. 

May 21, 2015

Albany, Oregon, is the first municipality to test Goodsnitch, a smartphone app that is boosting morale among the city’s workforce, Governing reports. 

May 14, 2015

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer formed a mentoring program that encourages city employees to spend two hours a week helping at-risk kids, according to Hope Matters. 

May 12, 2015
The mayor of Mexico's capital city is taking a number of steps against public officials taking bribes.
Ana Arana May 7, 2015

A five-year effort to improve public education in the Argentine capital features laptops for students and higher teacher salaries, according to the Brookings Institution.

May 5, 2015
Israel’s tech capital is working on improving the way citizens interact with city departments.
Jesse Fox April 22, 2015
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