American Cities Initiative

HELPING U.S. CITIES INNOVATE, SOLVE PROBLEMS, AND WORK TOGETHER

The American Cities Initiative is an expansion of Mike Bloomberg’s support for U.S. cities at a time when they face steep challenges, and when the nation needs them to power solutions that move the country forward.

The initiative will help city leaders address climate change, combat obesity and gun violence, and catalyze new opportunities for artists and volunteers to work within their communities to solve problems. It will result in more grants, more coaching and technical support, and more opportunities for city leaders to learn from one another, to share lessons, and bring better practices back home.

 

The three key themes moving across the American Cities Initiative are:

  • Promoting bold leadership and effective problem solving
  • Supporting critical policy actions
  • Encouraging artists, residents, entrepreneurs and more to uplift cities and solve problems

Watch as Mike Bloomberg announced the American Cities Initiative at the U.S. Conference of Mayors: