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Miami picked for Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative


Written by on March 30, 2017

Miami has been selected as one of 10 cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative – one of the largest efforts to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public sector. The city will receive technical assistance from world-class experts to address local issues. Miami’s first priority as part of this initiative is to streamline the building and permitting process.

Miami’s selection was announced this week by former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg at the second annual What Works Cities Summit in New York City. From Miami, Chief Innovation Officer Mike Sarasti and Strategic Planning and Performance Manager Cheriene Floyd attended.

There are 77 mid-sized US cities partnering with What Works Cities. Miami is one of the latest to commit to enhancing its use of data and evidence to improve services, inform local decision-making and engage residents.