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Sanders And Trump Have Something In Common, Bloomberg Says

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business

NEW YORK -- Michael Bloomberg says there's a connection between Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. The two presidential candidates elude facts and attra...

The Movement to Transform Data Into Action in US Cities

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Michele Jolin

From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.

The Road to the Top: How the City of Jaipur Finished in the Top 3 of the India Smart Cities Challenge

Sanjay Sridhar | Posted 04.08.2016 | Green
Sanjay Sridhar

In June of 2015, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition amongst Indian cities designed to accelerate and inspire more sustainable, citizen centric and effective urban development.

Ramping Up the Problem Solving Capacity of Cities

James Anderson | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
James Anderson

The more than 400 mayors descended upon Paris' Hôtel de Ville to send a strong message during this month's climate talks: Cities have emerged as major drivers of innovation and action in global efforts to confront climate change.

Bloomberg's Program To Build Better Cities Just Got Bigger

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology

When he was mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg used to quote statistician W.E. Deming’s famous saying: “In God we trust. Everyone else, bring data....

Ensuring Sustainability for Philanthropic Investments With Data

Verna Eggleston | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Verna Eggleston

We all knew we were investing time and resources, but were funding and serving people and addressing critical issues with limited resource information -- and we didn't have access to information that could be shared to increase the impact we were making.

U.S. Electric Sector Expected To Hit Lowest Emissions In 20 Years

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business

The U.S. electric sector is expected to hit its lowest carbon emissions since 1995 this year, partly due to the widespread closure of coal-powered pow...

The Arts Receive Capacity Building of an Unprecedented Scope

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.15.2016 | Impact
Michael Kaiser

There are the many challenges facing arts institutions today, from marked declines in subscription sales and arts education in our public schools to rapid increases in new forms of entertainment and electronic distribution of artistic product.

What City Halls Across America Say About Using Data and Evidence

James Anderson | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
James Anderson

We're excited to be responding to the demand of City Halls to improve how they govern, because we recognize that supporting better governing improves people's lives. That connection is something we already know works.

Priscilla Frank

Four New Projects For The Future Of Public Art | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts

Powerful works of public art can change the way we see, the way we live. Those in and around New York City in 2005 likely remember a certain 16 da...

Why I'm Betting On Cities And Data

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

How can cities rise to meet big new challenges -- and serve more and more people -- with resources that are always stretched thin? By finding smart ways to use a resource that is always growing: Data. And more and more cities are doing exactly that.

WATCH: How Can We Make Our Cities Better?

Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact

Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of The Aspen Institute's most innovative p...

$53 Million for Fish

Peter Neill | Posted 04.28.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the enormous charitable foundation of New York City's former mayor, Michael Bloomberg, announced its Vibrant Ocean...

Paying for Success, Getting Results

Michele Jolin | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Michele Jolin

While Pay for Success is still a new tool and there are real implementation challenges ahead, it has the potential to improve communities and save taxpayer dollars, while also providing a new way for governments to help make better spending decisions and end programs that aren't working.

Houston Named Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite; Milwaukee Close Second

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Over 58,000 votes were cast in the first-ever Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite Selection. After two weeks of voting, two cities stood head and shoulders ...

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

20 Great Ideas From Cities That Could Change the Country

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Arianna Huffington

In recent years, as Washington has sunk further into a swamp of dysfunction, local leaders are rising to meet many of the toughest challenges facing the country -- from economic growth and environmental protection to public safety and poverty. Cities have become the new laboratories of democracy, and there are promising policy experiments happening all across the country. Solutions to many of our most pressing challenges will need to be pioneered in cities -- and, based on what is already happening, we have great faith and optimism that they will. Today, on behalf of The Huffington Post and Bloomberg Philanthropies, we are excited to launch a new platform that celebrates the boldness and creativity of mayors and cities across the country. Here you can weigh in and help choose the Mayors Challenge Fan Favorite -- the civic innovation that Americans most want to see succeed.

NY Mayor Bloomberg To Save 50,000 Mothers, Children In Tanzania

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 2 (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Tuesday he is funding the expansion of a pilot maternal health progr...

Gates, Bloomberg, Others Donate $4.6 Billion To Family Planning

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 07.13.2012 | Impact

Advocates of family planning made fiscal strides at the London Summit on Family Planning on Wednesday. At the event, co-hosted by The Bill & Melin...

Bloomberg's Mayors Challenge Bets on America's Petri Dishes for Innovation

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.14.2012 | Impact
Ben Hecht

This morning, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced The Mayors Challenge, a nationwide competition that will award $9 million to the five cities that develop the boldest, most innovative ideas for bringing about positive change in their cities.

The Mayors Challenge

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

Cities are uniquely positioned to solve our country's greatest challenges. The Mayors Challenge will award $9 million to five cities that come up with bold ideas for solving major problems and improving city life.

Improving Financial Stability in America's Cities

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Michael R. Bloomberg

Public-private partnerships have been critical to New York City's ability to pioneer innovative new policies and programs. We hope that giving people the tools they need to help themselves is not only a compassionate policy, it's a smart investment in our future.

Holiday Click: "Discover New York Arts Project"

Russ D’Souza | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Russ D’Souza

New York City is a competitive place, with many marquee attractions vying for attention, so how can these small and mid-size art organizations capture the attention of the average visitor to the city?

Christmas in Summer

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

In this Christmas in the summertime, Bloomberg has planted a seed of hope that promises that Big Coal's days are numbered.