As the Center has grown and developed, so has the substance of our internal conversations. These days, the single most recurring topic of conversation in our office is how to build institutions from the ground up. New city development requires an additional consideration: how to build institutions which are adaptable to rapidly changing local, regional, and global conditions.
Successful new...Read More
Effective altruism advances the idea that empirical analysis should be used to influence policy and direct resources towards cause areas that do the most possible good for others. Among effective altruists, the three central areas of interest are global poverty, animal welfare, and improving the long-term future. Organizations that focus on fighting malaria, deworming, and direct cash...Read More
Executive Director Mark Lutter joins the Palladium Magazine podcast with editors Jonah Bennett, Wolf Tivy, and Ash Milton to discuss charter cities and the future of governance.
On May 2nd, Executive Director Mark Lutter and Communications Lead Tamara Winter spoke at the Lincoln Network’s Reboot American Innovation Conference.
In the opening panel, Tamara joins Dr. Eli Dourado, Dr. James Poulos, and Lincoln Network President Garrett Johnson to discuss the state of American innovation. See the video here.
Later, Mark joins Chris Koopman, Ross Gillfillan, and...Read More
The Center for Innovative Governance Research is hiring a Director of Research for our Charter Cities Program. Founded in 2017, the Center is a fast-growing nonprofit building the ecosystem for charter cities around the world. We work with entrepreneurs, new city projects, investors, policy experts, and government officials to make charter cities a reality.
The Center has three programs:...Read More
The Center for Innovative Governance Research is pleased to announce our Charter Cities Business Plan Contest. First-place prize is $25,000 and second place receives $10,000.
Urbanization, poverty, and poor governance are among the greatest challenges facing the 21st century. Charter cities—new cities with a special jurisdiction that grant them a blank city in commercial law with which they...Read More