A quick look at news stories this week featuring Bloomberg Cities’ programs and partners.
“By encouraging everyone to do more, we can save millions of lives, spare millions more from pain and suffering, and create a safer, healthier, and happier world. It would be hard to find more inspiring and important work.” Read the Annual Letter on Philanthropy from our founder, Michael Bloomberg, and our CEO, Patricia Harris. (Bloomberg.org)
Glendale, Ariz., is seeking feedback from the public on a draft resolution to create an Open Data program. After joining What Works Cities earlier this year, the city has worked with the Sunlight Foundation, one of the program’s partner, to improve municipal policies and procedures that make city data available to residents and engages them to participate in government priorities and services. (Glendale Star)
Seattle launches Our Best, an initiative that focuses on improving life outcomes for young black men. With a $300,000 investment by Mayor Murray, the initiative draws attention to the results on black people, particularly younger men, caused by institutional racism. (Seattle.gov)
As gentrification continues its march through Los Angeles neighborhoods, the city is looking for new ways to track its trends in order to prevent business and resident displacement, including the Los Angeles Index of Neighborhood Change, a map that tracks demographic changes by ZIP code from 2000 and 2014. (Data-Smart City Solutions)