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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level National
State(s) All States
Source National Science and Technology Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Finance & Procurement, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
The Social and Behavioral Sciences Team 2016 Annual Report highlights SBST's progress implementing the President's directive over the past year in eight key policy areas: promoting retirement security, advancing economic opportunity, improving college access and affordability, responding...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development, Housing
The Greater University Circle Initiative sought to reweave community networks, in part through community engagement, to improve the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods, and to give residents a greater voice and connection to the resources of the anchor institutions. This...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source IBEW Local 18
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The factsheet outlines Los Angeles' Utility Pre-Craft Trainee Program (UPCT), which aimed to place low income and minority city residents in good union utility jobs through an innovative training program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Civil Rights
Los Angeles is currently embarking upon one its largest investments in infrastructure in decades. Through these investments, we will be modernizing our port, fixing our roads, and undertaking the largest expansion of public transit in recent history. These investments, representing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) New York
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Community Development
This report details the city of Rochester’s (NY) project to coordinate and develop worker-owned cooperative businesses in their strategy for comprehensive wealth building. The project had six crucial functions, including engaging in strategic partnerships, ensuring the success of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source The Democracy Collaborative
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
This report explores the existing landscape of employee ownership opportunities for impact investors and highlights emerging models and strategies for inclusive investment in Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and worker cooperatives. The benefits of employee ownership as a strategy...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Behavioural Insights Team
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Democracy & Governance
By 2050, two out of every three people on the planet will live in a city. Urbanization and new ideas go hand in hand; by their very nature, cities have long served to create pockets of innovation, changing and improving the way we live our lives in the process. Historically this process...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for an Urban Future
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source City Accelerator
Policy Areas Energy, Children & Families, Democracy & Governance, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Transportation & Mobility
Government is often thought of as a place where good ideas go to die. We who work in local government know this is not true. We also know, however, that cities' current set of approaches and solutions won't be enough to address our most pressing challenges. We need more and fundamentally...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This report finds that transit investment would improve air quality and mobility for LA residents, and metro projects with targeted local hiring strategies could create billions of dollars in public economic benefits for the county. It recommends that the city create a construction...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source The Behavioural Insights Team
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Housing, Public Safety, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Education
If you want to encourage a behaviour, make it Easy, Attractive, Social and Timely (EAST). These four simple principles for applying behavioural insights are based on the Behavioural Insights Team's own work and the wider academic literature. There is a large body of evidence on what...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Energy, Health, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Democracy & Governance, Transportation & Mobility
This report examines Houston attitudes about flooding, education, the local economy, equal opportunity, immigration, sex and gender, climate change, and trust....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Community Development, Data & Technology
This report examines the meanings and practices associated with the term 'smart cities.' Smart city initiatives involve three components: information and communication technologies (ICTs) that generate and aggregate data; analytical tools which convert that data into usable information;...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Bloomberg Philanthropies
Policy Areas Data & Technology
Unlocking the potential of data and evidence to inform decision making is key to ensuring cities thrive in the 21st century. This brief quantifies cities' current practices around the use of data. The analysis is focused on information from the 39 cities visited by What Works Cities...

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