NDC’s Executive Director advocates for an Innovation Office for Baltimore in the Baltimore Sun, with Post Typography’s Bruce Willen
“To become a world-class city Baltimore needs new approaches to the challenges facing its citizens and neighborhoods. Baltimore’s next mayor needs more than strong messaging and leadership; innovation must be central to his or her agenda.
We propose that Baltimore create a city office tasked specifically with civic innovation. This new office would act as a laboratory to explore methods for radically improving city operations and citizens’ lives. It should focus on Baltimore’s areas of greatest need such as education, jobs, community-police relations, transportation and vacant properties. This innovation office would apply best practices from leading-edge cities around the world and the private sector, with the well being of everyone in Baltimore as its bottom line…”