Insights from the 15th Convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation

By Project on Municipal Innovation Team • April 25, 2016

From March 17-19, 2016, 27 chiefs of staff and policy advisors from the largest U.S. cities gathered at Harvard Kennedy School for the 15th convening of the Project on Municipal Innovation. In conversations with national experts and academics, the group discussed the unique role the chief of staff plays in managing both the mayor and the bureaucracy in city hall, the potential posed by pay-for-success financing schemes for social services, and the means through which insights in behavioral economics can translate into substantive policy items. We invite you to explore the articles below for highlights from the group's conversations.

 

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Project on Municipal Innovation Team

The Project on Municipal Innovation, launched in 2006, is directed by Harvard Kennedy School professor Stephen Goldsmith and supported by Living Cities. PMI consists of the chiefs of staff of the 35 largest cities across the U.S., who come together to share and adapt best practices and innovative policy ideas that increase efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.