Exploring collaborations between local government and business.
This project is supported by funding from Mastercard.
President Donald Trump has soured on public-private partnerships to achieve his infrastructure plan. But in his own backyard, the city is doubling down on collaborations that defy the typical stereotypes.
Ten years ago, anything less than $200 million had little hope of connecting the public and private sectors in the U.S. Now public-private partnerships are driving modernization for many cities—and sometimes controversy.
In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.