National Solutions Sharing Platform

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Public Safety

  • Culture Change Policing Reform:

    Have your city adopt a proven multi-pronged policy to foster de-escalation in policing and move from a warrior culture to a guardian culture A DE-ESCALATION POLICY THAT INCENTIVIZES CULTURE CHANGE  The cold blooded killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man, by a white police officer using excessive force while three other officers stood by […]

  • COVID-19 Response Plan:

    Engage the community for a powerful, bottom-up response component to address the impacts of COVID 19 and future pandemics

  • Urban Auxiliary Police Force:

    Increase police visibility and improve public safety with relatively little cost

  • Online Reporting for Minor Crimes:

    Lower the volume of non-emergency related calls by allowing residents to report minor incidents online

  • Change of Culture Police Reform:

    A comprehensive ‘use of force as a last resort’ police policy can have significant impact on police/community relations, especially when incentivized in promotion decisions.

  • Community Emergency Response Team:

    Establish a team of volunteers who can assist first responders in times of crisis and emergencies

Government Innovation


  • Urban Climate Change Response Plan – Heat Islands:

    Have your city adopt a tree canopy policy that will equitably address effects of extreme hot weather in urban neighborhoods One of the acknowledged impacts of climate change is extreme hot weather. The impacts of hot weather have been especially severe in densely-populated urban areas, and most notably in urban neighborhoods where residents are economically […]

  • Citywide “carbon free” energy purchased in bulk:

    Help reduce the negative impacts of climate change and improve the quality of the air you breathe by having your city purchase electricity in bulk for its residents and participating businesses that is generated from carbon free energy

  • Storm Protection Planning Board Resolution:

    Recommend steps be taken to better plan for more intense storms and flooding, to effectively reduce the impact of such events in your community

  • Tree Fund:

    Establish a voluntary Tree Fund people can donate to that will go towards strategically planting more storm resilient trees in city parks and along the waterfront

  • Green Roofs:

    Help reduce storm water pollution and flooding by establishing “green roof” zoning requirements

  • Permeable Driveways:

    Create a site-plan requirement that minimizes off-site drainage, and is incentivized by an optional coverage bonus


Economic Development & The Arts

  • A Path to Homeownership for Low Income Residents:

    Cities tend to have low rates of homeownership. This is particularly the case for ones that are comprised of disproportionately high percentages of low-income residents.  Evidence shows that homeownership builds wealth and increases residents’ attachments to their neighborhood and city.  As a result, boosting the number of homeowners benefits the entire community, not just the […]

  • Supportive Housing Solution:

    Address chronic homelessness with the purchase of motels to be turned into permanent supportive housing

  • Abandoned and Vacant Property Maintenance:

    List and register abandoned and vacant properties and require owners to pay a registration fee to motivate owners to properly maintain, or restore and reuse the properties

  • Municipal Arts Council:

    Establish a volunteer committee to support the arts in your city and seek grant opportunities

  • Mural Ordinance:

    Promote and foster cultural expression in your city and connect people through public art

Citizen Empowerment