Innovation Team

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The City of Syracuse Innovation team is looking for input from residents about challenges with…and ways to improve housing stability in their neighborhoods.   The first of three “ideation sessions” will be held Thursday at the Westcott Community Center.

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Mayor Stephanie Miner on Wednesday announced a new way to help with Syracuse’s infrastructure thanks to a program the city recently joined, and how residents and others outside of city hall might be able to help.  The City of Syracuse is one of 16 cities selected to join the What Works Coalition this week, and is now among 55 cities working to make government more effective and efficient through the use of data.  She says the program was launched in 2015 by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help collect data and make it available to the public.

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The City of Syracuse is continuing its partnership with an S.U. geography professor in an effort to tackle the city’s most pressing infrastructure problems.  University students will help the city’s innovation team with research and investigation in hopes of identifying solutions.

  Assistant Professor Jonnell Robinson has been Syracuse’s community geographer for more than a decade.  Now as a faculty fellow with the innovation team, she knows there are challenges ahead to address infrastructure that’s hidden and taken mostly for granted.