We're in the business of urban change management.

We facilitate and help create positive, sustainable change for people and the economy – fast. We equip leaders with the understanding of new business models and cutting edge solutions, alongside policy frameworks and approaches that cities can use to leverage current and new technology.

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What We Believe

That great business practices and prudent policymaking matched with the appropriate technology can deliver first-rate results and positive outcomes. Technology is a means, not an end.

Effective public-private partnerships are relationships built on clear lines of communication, common goals, aligned incentives and outcomes. A long-term, triple bottom line strategy – people, planet, profit – leads to higher returns and a more sustainable financial future.

What We Do

We help city leaders, citizens and stakeholders to understand the complexity of 21st century challenges, facilitate people-centric solutions, utilize new models for delivery and technology-based tools to deliver triple-bottom line results.

In the process, we help government and companies to separate the techno-optimist hype from the real game changers that are often analog in nature.

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Cityfi in the News

Op-Ed in Business Insider by Gabe Klein and Kay Cheng
… As the need for socially distanced transportation continues to tick upward as businesses reopen, we need to seize the moment and create a critical mass of active mobility options and the infrastructure needed to support a shift in urban transportation.
We have experienced the freedom of the open road. Let’s not go back to vehicle-dominated cities that don’t fit our human scale. There is a place for cars in our lives — but that place may no longer be in our urban centers.
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Cityfi Webinar Series

Join Cityfi and Verizon for our How Partnerships Can Help Close the Digital Divide Webinar
Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 10 AM PT/1 PM ET

Reliable internet access is essential for finding employment, staying informed, and keeping pace with a fast-changing world. But the digital divide continues to keep many Americans from accessing key online services. About 70% of adult Americans have smartphones, but not all have a data plan or the necessary internet skills. And 44 million Americans lack high-speed internet access. The COVID-19 crisis has brought new awareness to the digital divide and its significant impact on lower-income school children. Will the current “homework gap” become an educational crisis in the future? Is digital equity achievable? We will hear from a panel of experts from the public and private sectors, as well as leaders from philanthropy and academia—all discussing the importance of partnerships in closing the digital divide.

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Featuring:
Kate Garman, Senior Associate, Cityfi; Former Technology Policy Advisor to Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle WA
Greta Byrum, Director of Community Tech NY, and co-director of the Digital Equity Laboratory at The New School
Justina Nixon-Saintil, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Verizon

Watch our 1st webinar: How Remote Health Could Usher in a New Era in Care and 2nd webinar: Open for Business: How Cities are Making it Happen if you missed it!

What We Bring

The knowledge and experience of professionals who have implemented at high levels in government, foundations and the private sector. Our team members have proven track records of success with outside the box solutions that have delivered sustainable and significant, directional change in the way cities work and the way people experience and participate in their communities. Not to mention high return on investment for stakeholder and shareholders.

We foster true partnerships that create value for people, for the environment and for the economy.

We also work with innovative and responsible global and local companies that deliver top flight services AND public good.