How Philanthropists Are Supporting The Rise Of ‘Geek’ Cities
ByMichele Jolin and Jeffrey L. Bradach
Geeks have moved from the back room to the corner office, and they are transforming our world. Today, geeks are driving our nation’s competitiveness and the dynamism of the global economy, creating new solutions and technologies, and using their combination of creativity and focus on hard data to transform society.
So too our nation’s cities are evolving. A data and results revolution is taking place in local governments across the country. A new report by The Bridgespan Group, Geek Cities: How Smarter Use of Data and Evidence Can Improve Lives, shows the extent to which city governments have become the incubators of innovation and the drivers of results in America and abroad. And it highlights the important role of philanthropy in helping them do it.