Building high-road cities and metropolitan regions is both good for citizens and a key way to move the national dialogue toward progressive policy solutions. Much of our work is focused on sharing high-road policy and governance with local leaders. High road policy promotes shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, and efficient democratic government.
Mayors Innovation Project
The Mayors Innovation Project (MIP) is a learning network among American mayors committed to high road policy and governance: shared prosperity, environmental sustainability, efficient democratic government.
MIP offers high-quality content that emphasizes innovative, actionable solutions, offered through formats that prioritize peer-to-peer exchange and learning.
We believe that cities are central and critical to getting on the high road. Check out our other city-focused areas of work:
For decades, COWS has produced research focused on how cities can achieve the high road. We present a vision for cities that serve all of their residents through environmental sustainability and democratic governance, with an emphasis on how city leaders can implement policies to make this vision a reality.
This report arms local elected leaders with a range of effective policies that would get cities on the high road: using better democratic organization to add value, reduce waste, and capture and share the benefits of doing both.
City leaders play a critical role in community wealth building. However, this work requires multiple actors, including community organizers and developers.