New Urban Mechanics

Boston, MA

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New Urban Mechanics is an approach to civic innovation that focuses on strengthening the partnership between the public and the public sector.

Known as the urban mechanic, Mayor Thomas M. Menino created the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics in 2010. This office is the City’s research and development group, building partnerships between City agencies and outside institutions and entrepreneurs to pilot projects in Boston that address resident and business needs.

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