Mike in the News
Bloomberg's Washington Footprint Explodes
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has expanded his Washington footprint dramatically over the past two years, using his enormous clout and seasoned lobbying hands to push a nexus of issues that the White House and Congress are just beginning to address.
$1.1 Billion in Thanks From Bloomberg to Johns Hopkins
New York Times
Johns Hopkins as it exists today is inconceivable without Mr. Bloomberg, whose giving has fueled major improvements in the university's reputation and rankings, its competitiveness for faculty and students, and the appearance of its campus.
Op-Ed: Innovation Hotbeds
The Financial times
In cities large and small, municipal governments are generating new strategies to address local and national challenges.
Johns Hopkins' New Hospital Sets Transformative Vision
The Baltimore Sun
The new Johns Hopkins Hospital, which includes the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center and the Sheikh Zayed Tower, is a symbolic new face of health care in East Baltimore. Mike Bloomberg heavily influenced the design of the new hospital by commissioning art and other refinements that add warmth, humanity, and a sense of sophistication.
New Johns Hopkins Facility Ushers In Next Era of Healthcare
The JHU Gazette
Covering five acres, the Sheikh Zayed Cardiovascular and Critical Care Tower and The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center includes 560 all-private patient rooms, 33 state-of-the-art operating rooms and expansive adult and pediatric emergency departments. The Center is the new front door of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and is one of the nation’s largest hospital construction projects.
Op-Ed: Federal Budgets & Class Warfare
As the two parties sketch out their general-election campaign platforms, both should commit to a reasonable and responsible goal - closing the deficit in 10 years. Even given Washington's current dysfunction, this can be achieved through a simple two-step process: The president can declare that he will allow the Bush tax cuts to expire for all income levels, and Congress can take an up-or-down vote on the Simpson-Bowles deficit-reduction plan.
Op-Ed: Cities Must Be Cool, Creative, and In Control
While mayors continue to be responsible for maintaining public safety and delivering public services, the 21st-century global economy has generated a new responsibility: staying ahead of the competition.
Bloomberg Focuses His Legacy on Education Reform
It has been a decade of aggressive changes to the system - giving principals more power over their budgets, making teacher tenure harder to obtain and, in the face of intense protest, closing more than 100 schools and opening scores of charter schools in poor and middle-class enclaves
Eli Broad: The World’s 7 Most Powerful Philanthropists
On Forbes.com, Broad Foundations co-founder Eli Broad ranks the world's top seven philanthropists working to address humanity's most pressing needs, including Mike Bloomberg at #1. Broad highlights Mike's's work in supporting public health, arts, education and gun safety.
The Atlantic Cities: Mayor of the World - How Bloomberg Flexes NY's Diplomatic Muscle
With an annual budget of about $60 billion, 250,000 municipal, employees, nearly 35,000 armed police officers, over 26,000 vehicles, and 656 miles of subway track, the sheer scale of New York City governance dwarfs most sovereign nations. The world's largest diplomatic and consular community (including, ostensibly, a fair helping of spooks), are based in New York, including United Nations headquarters, 192 permanent missions to the UN, and 111 consulates.
Fast Company: What's Next For Michael Bloomberg
In Bloomberg's view, a better global future is a matter of urban innovation. In many respects, his belief rests on simple logic: When virtually all demographic projections for the coming decades assure us that the vast majority of humanity will soon reside in cities, it makes sense to conclude that our problems and solutions will reside there too.
Editorial: Mr. Bloomberg and the Sierra Club
The New York Times
Mr. Bloomberg, who believes that governments are doing too little to address the problem of global warming, is donating $50 million to the Sierra Club’s grass-roots campaign to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants and shut down existing ones.
The Economist: Bloomberg Philanthropies: Hizzoner's other cities
Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund “Innovation Delivery Teams” to help mayors solve particular local problems. The idea grew out of a mayors’ summit hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies in March, which highlighted the need for municipal innovation when budgets are tight.
Editorial: They Need To Be Counted
Mr. Bloomberg went to Albany to press Senate Republicans to vote to legalize same-sex marriage. He warned that "the longer the Senate obstructs marriage equality, the heavier the price they will pay not only in the history books, but at the polls." We hope the senators were listening. We hope Gov. Andrew Cuomo was also paying close attention.
Bloomberg's Push for Corporate Sustainability
Soon after Bloomberg's sustainability director, Curtis Ravenel, launched an initiative to green the company's operations in 2006, he began to wonder: How do other businesses measure their impact on the environment?
Bloomberg's Matthew Winkler is Following the Money
While some worry about the future for the news business, Matthew Winkler at Bloomberg News has relatively little to trouble him. Newspapers may be cutting costs and retrenching, but Bloomberg, the financial news specialist, is expanding.
The Bloomberg Juggernaut
American Journalism Review
While many news organizations are struggling and retreating, Bloomberg News keeps adding talented journalists, expanding its empire and elevating its ambitions.
Bloomberg Among 2010's Top Philanthropists
Chronicle Of Philanthropy
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave away $279.2 million to philanthropic causes last year, earning him the #2 spot on the list of Americans who gave the most to charity in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.