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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Banana peels and pizza crusts: City pilot program turns food scraps into compost

Hafeez Dalla and his partner, Carina Barnett-Loro, Participants in the Compost program

Lyndsay Gavin, innovation project manager for the city, says programs such as the Walltown pilot may encourage environmentally friendly behaviors in other areas of life and foster engagement with one’s community.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Durham expanding curbside composting program to 500 households

WRAL news covering durham composting program

WRAL news covers the expansion of the curbside composting program. A program pilot led by Innovation Manager Lyndsay Gavin, Solid Waste, and the Center for Advanced Hindsight.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

City of Durham Wins "Most Entrepreneurial Town" Award

The Innovate Durham Team, and Mayor Pro Tem Middleton receive award for Innovate Durham

The City of Durham won the "Most Entrepreneurial Town" Award for its Innovate Durham Program, which is run by the Innovation Team in the Office of Performance and Innovation. The award was a part of the 2022 Local Leadership Awards.

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

How 4 US Cities How 4 US cities are Building Resilience

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The work of the Innovation Team in the Office of Performance and Innovation is featured in Business Insider: "How 4 US cities are building resilience by focusing on clean energy, innovation, and smart infrastructure."

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Bloomberg Cities Highlights Department's Use of Time-Tested Research Techniques

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In order to solve touch city problems like homelessness or blight, you need to know what's causing them. That sounds obvious. Yet all too often, cities launch programs based more on hunches and assumptions than research and evidence...

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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Durham for Using Data to Improve Residents’ Lives

Budget team members hold up the What Works Cities award in front of City Hall/City logo

Durham is One of the First 50 U.S. Cities to Achieve What Works Cities Certification

The City of Durham is now the latest of 10 cities to achieve Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Certification in recognition of its use of data to guide decision-...

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