Category: Menino Survey

2022 Menino Survey: Mayors and the Climate Crisis

America’s Mayors See Regulatory Powers As Their Top Climate Action Tools, But Are Reluctant to Limit Resident Choices, According to Survey of US Mayors Nine-in-Ten Mayors Agree that Climate Change is Human-Induced Mayors from Both Parties Strongly Support Purchasing New Technologies Like Electric Vehicles Findings Among Those from the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino […]

2021 Menino Survey: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

America’s Mayors Recognize Sizable Racial Wealth Gaps in Their Cities, According to Survey of US Mayors Mayors Overwhelmingly Believe that Access to Capital Disproportionately Burdens Small Business Owners of Color At Least Half of Mayors Believe that Housing Programs Should Emphasize Homeownership Over Renting A strong majority (67%) of mayors are worried about the racial […]

2021 Menino Survey: Mayors and America’s Homelessness Crisis

America’s Mayors Say They Feel Accountable But Unequipped to Address Homeless Crisis, Citing Lack of Funding and Public Opposition to New Housing as Biggest Barriers Almost One-Third of Cities Have No Staff Dedicated to Homelessness; Nearly a Quarter Cite Reliance on Police While a strong majority of America’s mayors feel that voters hold them largely […]

IOC Awarded Multi-Year Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation

The Initiative on Cities has been awarded a three-year grant for $355,000 from The Rockefeller Foundation to support the 2021-2023 Menino Survey of Mayors. This marks the fifth year of support from the Foundation, who previously provided support for the 2017-2020 Surveys. Citi Community Investing and Development also renewed their support for the 2021 Menino Survey, marking their seventh year […]

2020 Menino Survey of Mayors Report on Urban Parks and the Public Realm

Mayors Expect Residents Will Spend More Time in Outdoor Public Spaces, But Few Using Pandemic as Opportunity to Reimagine These Areas Findings Among Those Released Today by the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino Survey of Mayors, Supported by Citi, The Rockefeller Foundation, and The Trust for Public Land The past year introduced new ways […]

2020 Menino Survey of Mayors Report on Policing and Protests

Mayors Largely Support Black Lives Matter Protests, Recognize Racial Disparities in Treatment by Police, But Are Not Embracing Dramatic Change to Policing, According to New Survey Findings Among Those from the Boston University Initiative on Cities’ Menino Survey of Mayors, Supported by Citi and The Rockefeller Foundation In spite of months of protests in reaction […]

2020 Menino Survey of Mayors Report on COVID-19 Recovery and the Future of Cities

America’s Mayors Sound the Alarm on Long-Term Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on their Cities, According to New Survey Without Federal Support, Mayors Expect School Budget Cuts, Economic Upheaval for Small Businesses and Commercial Centers, and Deepening Racial Inequality As leaders in Washington continue to be divided over additional stimulus, America’s mayors paint a troubling picture […]