Education to impact.
How mayors lead: Emerging insights from the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
"You can only really achieve your goals if you unlock the contribution of both the community and city organization" -- this and other insights from the first class of 40 mayors, who were asked about their biggest takeaways from the program thus far.
hear from city leaders
The classroom experience in mayors' own words
After the start of the inaugural program, several participating mayors share their thoughts on the in-person classes, saying they were able to learn "just from being around other mayors" and noting that this program is the first of its kind.
A task force with teeth?:
Blight, data, and driving city performance in Lawrence, Mass.
BY JORRIT DE JONG, LISA COX, ALEX GREEN, AND WARREN DENT
After taking office, Mayor Daniel Rivera creates a new task force to combat blight in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Although blight was not on Rivera’s campaign agenda, he soon realizes that the issue is worth his attention, but creating a task force from entrenched groups poses challenges.
In the press
Executive training's big payoff for city leaders
Two chiefs of staff participating in the 2017 program explain why a short "step back" from their hectic jobs was more than worth it, giving them time to reflect and tools to become even better leaders.
Studying the art and science
of city leadership.
The Initiative's deep bench of faculty hail from varying disciplines within business and public policy. They're here to provide high-level executive education, to help mayors help cities.