A quick look at news stories this week featuring Bloomberg Cities’ programs and partners.
Earlier this week, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University convened the inaugural class of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. Tenley E. Albright, MD and a Bloomberg Philanthropies board member, tells us more on how 40 mayors are receiving techniques and tools to confront some of their biggest challenges. (Bloomberg.org)
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, and Manchester, U.K. Mayor Andy Burnham were some of the attendees that participated in the four-day kickoff session of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. The year-long program is designed to serve mayors and strengthen their leadership skills. (The Economist)
More scrutiny during the contract procurement process is making Boston a better city for its residents. From ensuring that its bike share program is equally accessible in several neighborhoods to renovating a library, Boston, a member of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities program, is looking to achieve results for its citizens. (Medium)
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