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Investing in Health Equity

Grand Rapids, MI is using data to improve health and equity in their community. Contributors: Becky Jo Glover & Alex Melton, City of Grand Rapids and Samantha Breslin, MPA Project Coordinator, City Health Dashboard, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine Grand Rapids is one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities with…
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Olathe’s Innovation Journey

The City of Olathe’s leadership knows the value of having a culture of innovation. Learn how the city has worked carefully toward building innovation into our culture in multiple ways over multiple years. Getting Started To better understand what it means to build a culture of innovation, the City of…
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“Donation Meters” to Address Homelessness and Panhandling

See how some cities are taking an innovative approach to deter panhandling while promoting donations to bolster services for homeless populations. Cities across the nation have been repurposing their old parking meters into “giving meters” to help promote donating to homeless services and nonprofits. These special meters are found in…
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Creating Innovation Excellence Programs

Henderson, Nevada shares their journey in creating innovation and performance excellence programs in their organization and offers best practices. Encouraged by City Manager, Richard Derrick, to think outside the box and look for new ways to be more efficient, Henderson, NV started their innovation/performance excellence programs in 2012, after experiencing difficult…
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Case Study: Fort Collins’ Broadband Journey

Alliance for Innovation CEO Joel Carnes spoke with Darin Atteberry, City Manager of Fort Collins, CO about the City’s journey towards achieving high-speed municipal broadband. ARTICLE | Dec 10, 2019 Fort Collins’ path is filled with heroic action, stepping in to elevate internet service for their residents and businesses to…
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The Devil is in the Data

The City of Shawnee, KS uses data governance to transform its response to fire emergencies and create a safer community. In the world of public safety, anecdotal evidence has historically been referenced as rationale for program implementation, adjustment, or termination. Oftentimes a single event, or series of events, is the…
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Diversity = A Beautiful Mosaic

The City of Montogomery, OH, shares their journey on educating their community to embrace their neighbors and make Montgomery a welcoming community in the face of intolerance. TLG presenter, the City of Montgomery, shares how they targeted injustices in their community in a Q+A style article. Q. What do you…
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Kids, Asthma, Sensors Oh My!

The City and County of Denver, explains how their Love My Air Program uses data and community partnership to create a healthier Denver. ARTICLE | Mar 2, 2020 Walking the yellow brick road of health and air monitoring by City and County of Denver, CO The City and County of…
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Broadband’s Economic Impact

High-speed broadband is increasingly becoming an indicator of economic prosperity for communities Aneyssa Romo Internet connectivity and the availability of high-speed broadband has become an area of concern for many communities as leaders understand the necessity of an internet connection to fully participate in today’s society. However, many communities still…
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