Collaborative Problem Solving in the 21st Century City

Highlights from the Tenth Convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation

This month, Living Cities and the Ash Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School hosted the tenth convening of the Urban Policy Advisory Group, part of the Project on Municipal Innovation network, in Cambridge, MA. Representatives from the country’s largest cities came together to share best practices and recent innovations. The group of cities represented a diversity of geography, population, and tenure in the network, with several first-time city representatives and chiefs of staff for newly-elected mayors in attendance. This convening focused on the ways that technology can enable collaboration to solve some of the most pressing challenges in city government today.