Empowering Communities: New Love Your Block Grants Drive Resident-Led Revitalization Projects in 16 U.S. Cities

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University has revealed the 16 U.S. cities selected to receive Love Your Block grants for resident-led neighborhood revitalization projects. It’s a collaborative effort fostering community-driven solutions and trust in local government.

Transforming Urban Governance: The Impact of Love Your Block on Lancaster's Civic Landscape

In a world where cities constantly strive to improve their residents’ quality of life, the City of Lancaster’s unique block-by-block approach has become a model for public innovation and civic engagement.

Case Study: Improving Caregiver Services in Bogotá through Digital Innovation

In “Public Innovation: Digital Transformation for the Care Blocks in Bogotá,” researchers from the BCPI show how the Bogotá i-team, Laboratorio de Innovación de Bogotá (iBO)’s rigorous innovation methodology addressed city challenges and fostered collaborative solutions with caregivers, service providers, and civic designers.

Welcome

Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins drives innovation in local government by marrying cutting-edge practice with world-class research. Together with public servants and government innovators around the world, we are transforming the culture in municipal management, delivering exceptional results for residents, and deepening trust in public service worldwide.

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Practice Areas

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation integrates successful global approaches in government innovation with new programs, including training, technical assistance, grants, communications support, research, and network building. The Center’s five practice areas serve governments and work to build innovation capacity among public servants.

Innovation

The Innovation practice focuses on effectively using data, human-centered design, and community engagement to solve problems and drive better results for residents.

Digital

The Digital practice works with local governments to evaluate, improve, and scale their digital practices, bringing innovative digital solutions to cities and residents across the globe.

Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement practice draws on the insights and skills of residents to power local solutions for cities.

Academic

The Academic practice brings world-class research into government and helps leaders find the best and most effective solutions.

Communications

The Communications practice leverages staff expertise to power storytelling efforts and foster connections among city and local government leaders across the world.

Innovation

The Innovation practice focuses on effectively using data, human-centered design, and community engagement to solve problems and drive better results for residents.

Digital

The Digital practice works with local governments to evaluate, improve, and scale their digital practices, bringing innovative digital solutions to cities and residents across the globe.

Civic Engagement

The Civic Engagement practice draws on the insights and skills of residents to power local solutions for cities.

Academic

The Academic practice brings world-class research into government and helps leaders find the best and most effective solutions.

Communications

The Communications practice leverages staff expertise to power storytelling efforts and foster connections among city and local government leaders across the world.

City leaders have made important gains over the past decade in building more creative organizations. The Center will fuel further progress and help policymakers think outside the box, test new ideas, and respond to emerging needs.

– Michael R. Bloomberg,

108th mayor of NYC and founder of
Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

City leaders have made important gains over the past decade in building more creative organizations. The Center will fuel further progress and help policymakers think outside the box, test new ideas, and respond to emerging needs.

– Michael R. Bloomberg,

108th mayor of NYC and founder of
Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

City leaders have made important gains over the past decade in building more creative organizations. The Center will fuel further progress and help policymakers think outside the box, test new ideas, and respond to emerging needs.

– Michael R. Bloomberg,

108th mayor of NYC and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies

How We Support Cities

The Center’s work builds the skills and capacity of the individuals and teams who serve residents through a variety of services, that include:

  • Fellowships
  • Grant Programs
  • Research Collaborations
  • Tailored Solutions
  • Technical Assistance
  • Training

How We Support Cities

The Center builds the skills and capacity of the individuals and teams who staff cities and serve residents through a variety of services, including:

FELLOWSHIPS

GRANT PROGRAMS

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS

TAILORED SOLUTIONS

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

TRAINING

Upcoming Opportunities

Visit the Bloomberg Cities Network

The Bloomberg Cities website both spotlights best-in-class efforts in cities and provides access to cutting-edge resources and support for city leaders.

Join the Local Infrastructure Hub

The Local Infrastructure Hub helps local leaders navigate and understand the 400+ federal funding opportunities available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.