PUBLIC INNOVATION
Building results for people, cities, and communities 

PUBLIC INNOVATION
Building results for people, cities, and communities

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.

News & Insights

News & Insights

Learning Grounds for Conviviality

Learning Grounds for Conviviality

Some friction is a natural feature of public spaces, even a good sign. Parks and libraries are ideal places for learning how to live with difference. By Tommi Laitio Restrooms and comic books.  Irrigation and irritation. Dates and disagreements.  Boilers and...

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Is Your Innovation Lab on the Map? Join the Research

Is Your Innovation Lab on the Map? Join the Research

Since the 1990s innovation efforts, teams, and staff have grown exponentially, but just how large is the public innovation field? You can help update the answers.  To date, 119 innovation units are being tracked from the global South to Asia, according to a...

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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, Tools, and Resources

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, Tools, and Resources

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 Community

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