How to make city innovation capacity stick

Free Online Workshop | Tuesday, 17 September 2019 | 11am-12pm EDT (New York), 4-5pm BST (London)

From affordable housing and infrastructure for the youngest and oldest citizens to police recruitment and citizen engagement, city innovation teams are taking on the biggest challenges facing cities today. Often, it can be challenging to secure funding and support for ambitious interventions with the capacity to change people’s lives in sustainable and meaningful ways.

This workshop is for those who are working on complex issues affecting cities and want to learn how to overcome obstacles to achieve lasting change. Leading experts from Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Teams (i-teams) Program will share insights on how to:

  • Build innovation capacity
  • Get buy-in from relevant stakeholders for ambitious projects
  • Create lasting change in the lives of residents

The discussion will feature Terrance Smith, Director of the Mobile, AL i-team, Adria Finch, Director of the Syracuse i-team, and Tracy Colunga, Director of the Long Beach i-team. It will be moderated by Stephanie Wade, Lead for Innovation Programs and Design at Bloomberg Philanthropies.



If you are not yet a member of Apolitical, you will be taken to a signup page that will automatically register you for the online skills workshop.


This workshop will be presented by Apolitical in partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation. It is open to all participants from the public service, civil society, and academia.