Upcoming Event on May 30th:
A conversation with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio
How can city government overcome the divide that has made New York a Tale of Two Cities? Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his vision for addressing the pervasive issues of social inequality and economic disparity, and proposes policy innovations in economic development for the future of New York City.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013
New York City is experiencing a new kind of democracy. Through participatory budgeting, residents of eight City Council districts deliberated and voted this year on how best to spend about $10 million of public money for capital projects in their districts. Can participatory budgeting help strengthen community infrastructure and residents' own investment in their neighborhoods? In a city that spends tens of billions of dollars each year on capital projects, can the participatory approach be substantially scaled up? What are its limits? READ MORE »
TUESDAY, APRIL 30
How do cities fit into the current debate in Washington? Are the Obama policies on education, urban development, and social welfare leveraging meaningful improvements for New York and other cities? How will the administration's policies address the social justice issues that were central to the reelection campaign—particularly in terms of making opportunities available to economically and socially disadvantaged Americans? READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »
THURSDAY, February 21, 2013
The city has overhauled its juvenile justice system to keep more young people out of confinement. In the process, officials, organizers and providers also aim to strengthen families and neighborhoods. How can city government engage communities and tap into the strengths of local groups that work with teens and families? READ MORE » WATCH VIDEO »
Can You Replicate the Obama Strategy?
Political campaigns have revolutionized the way they target, contact and motivate supporters. The Obama Campaign won in large part by using statistical modeling techniques to identify persuadable voters and to fine-tune persuasive messages. This is politics today and in the future. Who are the pioneers? And how might you apply their strategies? WATCH VIDEO »