City Leader Guide Collaboration
Advancing City Leadership
Research and resources for city leaders to expand their problem-solving capacity, build effective city hall organizations, and improve outcomes for residents around the world
Cross-Boundary Collaborations in Cities: Where to Start
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Action Insights Strategic Leadership and Management
Organizing People through Storytelling: Public Narrative as a Leadership Development Practice
Action Insights Collaboration
Building Cities’ Collaborative Muscle
Case and Materials Data and Evidence
Mayor Curtatone’s Culture of Curiosity: Building Data Capabilities at Somerville City Hall
The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, located at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, equips mayors and senior city officials to tackle complex challenges in their cities and improve the quality of life of their residents.
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We bring together Harvard faculty, staff, and students, alongside experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies’ global network, to work with 40 mayors and their teams each year.
We offer research, resources, and experiential learning opportunities to students and future city leaders at Harvard and beyond. Explore the possibilities!
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Around the world, cities are growing in size and importance, and mayors are leading the charge in addressing the most pressing issues we face, from creating jobs to fighting climate change. This program is aimed at helping them succeed.Michael R. Bloomberg
108th mayor of NYC and founder of Bloomberg LP and Bloomberg Philanthropies
Our featured research about cities
Entry Points: Gaining Momentum in Early-Stage Cross-Boundary Collaborations
The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Strategic Leadership and Management
Crafting Public Narrative to Enable Collective Action: A Pedagogy for Leadership Development
Academy of Management Learning & Education