Asset building

Advancing a new wave of urban competitiveness: The role of mayors in the rise of innovation districts

Jun 1, 2017
Julie Wagner, Jennifer S. Vey, Steve Davies, and Nathan Storring for Brookings Institute
Over the past year, the United States Conference of Mayors and the Brookings Institution, along with the Project for Public Spaces have worked together to capture a new model of growth that is emerging in cities and the particular roles that mayors can play.

Network Effectiveness in Community Collaborations: Learning from the Chicago Community Networks Study

Nov 1, 2017
Why do some neighborhoods appear able to launch effective local improvement initiatives, while others are more hampered by fragmentation and mistrust? Why can some communities mobilize diverse constituencies to influence public policy, while others cannot?