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Prioritizing Projects with the Most Impact for Your City

Here’s a familiar scenario: your agency’s number of potential projects outnumbers your funding 50:1…or more. How do you decide which projects to elevate? Can you set your by-the-numbers project backlog aside? How do you identify which strategic projects
will jumpstart change?

Many cities have processes in place to help them answer these questions and prioritize a shortlist of projects for funding every year. And while some make this system look easy, putting one in place is a huge task and political football, and can take years to iron out. In this session, we will hear from Minneapolis, Oakland, and Pittsburgh: three cities that are taking a unique approach to prioritizing projects. Each city is at a different stage in the process of creating a system that works, and results in faster, more impactful changes on their streets.