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About the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University works to advance public sector innovation across the globe by marrying cutting-edge practice with world-class research to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service.

Launched in 2021 in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University, the Center is home to new and active programs like the Bloomberg Cities Network, Cities of Service, i-teams, and Innovation Training that help advance cities across the globe.

Today, we are actively working in 40 cities around the world on programs and initiatives that could improve the quality of life for more than 200 million people.

About the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University works to advance public sector innovation across the globe by marrying cutting-edge practice with world-class research to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service.

Launched in 2021 in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Johns Hopkins University, the Center is home to new and active programs like the Bloomberg Cities Network, Cities of Service, i-teams, and Innovation Training that help advance cities across the globe.

Today, we are actively working in 40 cities around the world on programs and initiatives that could improve the quality of life for more than 200 million people.

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“Public Innovation is a proven strategy that allows civil servants and government leaders to take risks, incubate ideas, and meaningfully engage communities to solve problems.”

– Amanda Daflos,
Executive Director,
Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins

– Amanda Daflos,
Executive Director,
Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins

What Is Public Innovation
And Why Does it Matter?

Cities face complex challenges and high expectations from local communities. Public Innovation is a process and way of thinking that creates tangible, measurable value for community members by improving public services, policies, and governance.

It’s a rigorous approach that incorporates the best knowledge, research, data, human centered design, and civic engagement techniques to help people in public service make a positive impact on the lives of local communities.

What Is Public Innovation
And Why Does It Matter?

Cities face complex challenges and high expectations from local communities. Public Innovation is a process and way of thinking that creates tangible, measurable value for community members by improving public services, policies, and governance.

It’s a rigorous approach that incorporates the best knowledge, research, data, human centered design, and civic engagement techniques to help people in public service make a positive impact on the lives of local communities.

Building

The capacity and skills of government employees

Transforming

Large systems and leading policy change

Developing

Incubating new solutions to modern city challenges

Engaging

Empowering residents to advocate for solutions

Building

The capacity and skills of government employees

Transforming

Large systems and leading policy change

Developing

Incubating new solutions to modern city challenges

Engaging

Empowering residents to advocate for solutions

Public Innovation:
6 Ways Local Governments are Breaking Boundaries

Public Innovation:
6 Ways Local Governments are Breaking Boundaries

Public innovation’s exponential growth in the last decade has helped bring to life a range of new, effective solutions in government – from the response to COVID-19 to reimagining parks and libraries. But, how? How are innovative leaders challenging old systems? What does boundary breaking mean for the communities they serve?  Download, “Public Innovation: 6 Ways Local Governments are Breaking Boundaries” today to access new insights.”

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