Change By Us is the City’s new website for helping residents connect online and take action toward creating a greener, greater New York. It's a central place for sharing those ideas, creating or joining a project with similar goals and discovering resources from city agencies and community-based organizations.Read More
THE BIG GOAL: To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.
GOOD and CEOs for Cities worked in partnership with a generous grant from ArtPlace to publish a toolkit that will allow anyone who wants to make a difference in their community to launch a GOOD Ideas for Cities initiative locally. Click above to download and start making a difference in your city!
We are proud to announce the release of City Vitals 2.0, our groundbreaking report on benchmarking city and regional economic performance. The entire report will be made available to our partnership network and will be available for purchase for non-members in the coming weeks. The preview is available now!
Posted by admin on May 02, 2013
What do we really know about parking?
Of everything that the responsible urban planner has to think about, parking can be the most vexing. Incredibly, no one knows how much of it there is in the U.S., which can make it tough to study. Part of the problem is that all parking is local, to paraphrase Tip O’Neil. You can’t borrow one of Albuquerque’s plentiful parking spots when you’re circling the block in Manhattan’s East Village. And although satellites can give us part of the story, it would take an unprecedented nationwide census (on par with the one we conduct of people) to deliver an accurate count...
Matchmaking is a service often associated to websites such as E-Harmony, but by harnessing the power of crowdsourcing and social platforms in the urban sectors, these necessary resources can come into reach (and our communities can certainly benefit from finding a little bit of love). Whether connecting with someone on ioby to fund a local environmental project, Change By Us to create a link between resident and leader, or matching spaces with creative ideas on ArtHERE to crowdsource revitalization, there are an increasing number of tools that help to realize the visions we previously thought impossible by simply creating connections."