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Innovation and the City

“There is a treasure trove of what people learn through the innovation process. People doing work on the ground actually put together tidbits and nuggets…that’s where innovation comes from.” – Ben Hecht, Innovation and the City Forum

When Michael Bloomberg’s term comes to a close as Mayor of New York City, he will not be remembered for a single idea or issue. Rather, he will go down as one the nation’s most successful urban innovators, with a legacy of pioneering policy experiments in virtually every area—from sustainability (the comprehensive PlaNYC) and public health (trans fat reporting) to economic development (the Cornell-Technion applied sciences campus) and financial literacy (the nation’s first Office of Financial Empowerment office). read more