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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Adopt-A-Street Cost/Benefit Analysis

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The City of Durham’s Adopt-a-Street program leverages volunteer personnel to remove litter from the City’s roadways. As a part of the City’s 2022-23 Continuous Improvement work plan, the Innovation Team conducted a cost-benefit analysis of the program.

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Ordinance Equity Review Project

Ordinance and Justice

In the summer of 2022, the Innovation Team was tasked with designing and piloting a proactive review process for the Code of Ordinances as a part of the City's Continuous Improvement Plan.

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: July 14, 2023

2021 Global Mayors Challenge Proposal

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In the wake of COVID-19, the I-Team worked alongside various partners to address the pandemic through a proposed project entered into the Bloomberg Global Mayor's Challenge. The City of Durham’s proposal was selected as one of 50 finalists.

Read more... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: July 3, 2023

Equal Business Opportunity "Re-Form" Project


The City of Durham maintains goals for MWBE contracting, but has struggled to reach these goals in recent years. In the spring of 2022, the I-Team was asked contribute to a project addressing equitable contracting.

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Durham Expunction & Reinstatement Program (DEAR)

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In 2017, the I-Team's research into the barriers facing justice-involved Durham residents and their efforts to find solutions in overcoming these barriers led to the creation of the Durham Expunction & Reinstatement Program (DEAR).

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: April 26, 2023

2019 Municipal Composting Study

Collage of residents composting

In 2019, the City’s I-Team partnered with the Solid Waste Management Department and the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University to conduct several resident-based evaluations for designing and implementing a city curbside composting program.

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)
Posted on: January 12, 2023

Durham One Call Analysis Case Study

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Durham One Call is the main way for residents to get in touch with the City of Durham. Between April and September 2022, the City’s Innovation Team and One Call leadership conducted an exploratory analysis of the structure and performance of the service.

Read More... Innovation Team (internal)