Bloomberg Associates

Helping Mayors to Improve City Life

Bloomberg Associates has developed into a universally regarded and highly sought-after philanthropic, municipal consulting firm. As a nonprofit, Bloomberg Associates focuses on developing deep relationships in a select number of cities across eight disciplines: cultural assets management, marketing and communications, media and technology, municipal integrity, sustainability, social services, transportation, and urban planning. Through hands-on mentorship, leadership strategies, and actionable expertise, Bloomberg Associates helps mayors around the world tackle some of the most complex and difficult challenges facing their cities.

90+ projects

delivering tens of millions of dollars in philanthropic consulting services

Our Impact

Mexico City, Mexico

Youth baseball players pose with mascots on stage during the announcement of the Spring Training Mexico City Series between the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at City Hall in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo by Gabriel Roux/MLB Photos.

Enhancing a Global Image and Promoting New Economic Activity

Working with Mayor Miguel Mancera, Bloomberg Associates helped develop transparency and marketing strategies to combat negative perceptions of Mexico City. Projects included the city’s first-ever whistle-blower protection statute and the launch of a global communications campaign.

City: 8,918,653
Metro area: 20,400,000

Our Impact

Los Angeles, California

Rendering of the Figuroa and 11th intersection in Los Angeles following Bloomberg Associates transportation discipline work

Creating Faster Transportation and Greener Public Space

Mayor Eric Garcetti has boldly set out to reduce Los Angeles residents’ reliance on motor vehicles by creating and improving alternative transportation options. With the guidance of Bloomberg Associates, Garcetti:

  • appointed a new transportation general manager
  • authorized the first-ever “Great Streets” vision plan
  • plans to create a new bike-share program

City: 3,928,864
Metro area: 12,828,837

Our Impact

London, United Kingdom

Aerial view of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, a core project with Bloomberg Associates Cultural Assets and Urban Planning disciplines

Modernizing Through new Technology and Cultural Programming

Bloomberg Associates helped Mayor Boris Johnson develop a new digital strategy and continues to consult on the transformation of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a modern Culture Education Facility (CEF). With Bloomberg Associates’ guidance, the Johnson administration:

  • committed £5 million to digital skills programs
  • created a Broadband Taskforce to improve high-speed internet delivery
  • secured £141 million from HM Treasury to support the CEF project

City: 8,538,689
Metro area: 13,879,757

Our Impact

Kansas City, Missouri

Becoming the Next Great Cityscape in the United States

Bloomberg Associates is working with Mayor Sly James’ administration on the new Twin Creeks residential project—a 15,000-acre, mixed-use development that will offer enhanced connectivity, walkability, and open-space design that, upon completion, could potentially increase Kansas City’s population by one-fifth.

City: 470,800
Metro area: 2,393,623

Our Impact

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rebuilding a Neglected Downtown Corridor

As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the Olympics, Mayor Eduardo Paes is using the Games as a catalyst to transform key parts of the city. Bloomberg Associates is helping the mayor with the repopulation and regeneration of Centro—the city’s beleaguered downtown historic district and financial center—by repairing over 100 blocks of sidewalk, increasing lighting levels and the number of municipal patrols, and fast-tracking approvals for residential and commercial development.

City: 6,453,682
Metro area: 12,090,607

Our Impact

Athens, Greece

Resilience Through Recession and Crisis

Bloomberg Associates is helping Mayor Georgios Kaminis ensure Athenians’ quality of life and service delivery amidst budgetary constraints and geopolitical turmoil. Bloomberg Associates is working with Kaminis and his cabinet to:

  • align resources that ensure his priority projects are delivered within budget and on time
  • launch the Athens Partnership—a nonprofit entity to help secure and establish public-private partnerships to support critical city initiatives

City: 3,090,508
Metro area: 3,753,783