Financing the future of our cities

Arizona State University is leading the conversation on innovations in public finance through a new report, released by the Smart Cities Council and ASU's Center for Urban Innovation, and an upcoming conference. The report  outlines some of the most promising tools to help cities improve the efficiency of large-scale systems, such as water and transportation, to smaller projects. Its findings will be a focal point of discussion at the upcoming ASU Annual Public Finance Conference, where keynote speaker Georgia Levenson Keohane - a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute - will explore innovations including novel approaches to financing for catastrophe bonds and the growing use of social impact bonds and pay-for-success in social finance.