U.S. Communities

Partners in Innovation

U.S. Communities has partnered with innovative organizations to connect you to valuable tools and resources.

The Alliance for Innovation is inspiring innovation to advance communities. As the premier resource for emerging practices in local government, the Alliance is building cultures of innovation and connecting thought leaders in the profession with the help of our partners ICMA and ASU. We are accessible and valuable to all levels of local government. Learn more about how the Alliance inspires innovation.

The Roy and Lila Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion. 

COIN has been specifically designed for the use of County and local government leaders, officials and their teams, to make their day-to-day work more efficient and effective through peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and collaboration nationally.

Founded in 1937, the Fels Institute of Government is the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in public policy and public administration. Fels has a history of bringing together proven leaders in the public sector with faculty and top students to develop innovative solutions to our community’s most challenging issues.  Through the Public Policy Challenge, students bring ideas to life.

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people in the 21st century. Local governments are changing. Forward-thinking citizens and public servants across the country are leveraging technology to change the way our cities work — and it’s accelerated by an exchange of ideas, best practice solutions, and even software code. Code for America builds open source technology with a network of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

Through its interdisciplinary approach, the school educates students to serve as innovators – and leaders – in their field. The school’s degree programs draw on the expertise of faculty and practicing professionals to create a learning environment whose breadth and depth sets the Price School apart from all schools of its kind. In 2012, the school ranked sixth nationwide among “America’s Best Graduate Schools” for public affairs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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