Christopher Swope

Christopher Swope is managing editor of Citiscope.

How Nashville Is Training a New Generation of Immigrant Leaders

MyCity Academy teaches members of Nashville’s immigrant communities about the workings of local government.

In Paris for the COP21 Climate Talks, City and Regional Leaders Look to Strike Deals of Their Own

The cities have plenty of ideas to make themselves more climate friendly. Now they just need some money.

Can Co-Working on a Deadline Create Better Public Policy?

Four cities across the world are preparing to launch the "GovCombinator."

How Dakar (Almost) Got Its First Municipal Bond to Market

Senegal's capital is hoping to become the first city to sell a bond in Sub-Sahara Africa, outside of South Africa.

How Will Cities Measure Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

Two recent forward leaps, from the U.N. and London.

How Barcelona and Philadelphia Are Turning Procurement Upside Down

These cities aren't telling contractors what they want to buy. They're laying out problems they want to fix.