Austin, Texas (Flickr: Gino)

On the Road to Smarter Cities

Three Challenges to Getting There

“I cannot help but be reinvigorated by the pervasive feeling that the change agents of today are data scientists, their laboratories are our cities, and the results of their studies will eventually be felt by every resident of our democracy.”

(Far right) The author, Zachary Markovits, with (left-right) Arnaud Vedy (City of San Diego), Len Fishman (, Ian Greenleigh (, and Charles Purma III (City of Austin), at Smart Cities Connect. Photo Credit: Don Jacobson.
The What Works Community of Cities connects city staff with peers, experts, and resources to accelerate the pace of progress.
Our second annual What Works Cities Summit brought together 350 leaders dedicated to driving change in their 91 cities.

Helping leading cities across the U.S. use data and evidence to improve results for their residents. Launched by @BloombergDotOrg in April 2015.