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LIVESTREAM: How Can We Make Our Cities Better?

Posted 09.29.2014 | 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...

155 European Cities Join Bloomberg Challenge To 'Out-Innovate' One Another

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 02.20.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Unemployment, energy efficiency and obesity are the top concerns targeted by some 155 European cities competing to out-innovate each...

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 should...

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.

Bloomberg Gives Asia $220 Million To Stop Smoking

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire who has made reducing smoking one of his signature causes as mayor of New York City, is committing...

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.