Innovation, transparency, and civic engagement are the bedrock of the City’s efforts to improve residents’ lives in South Bend. The City makes these values a reality by using technology, data, and city performance management practices to create an inclusive ecosystem where university researchers, City staff, and residents can come together to solve problems, develop ideas, and grow.
On this page is data and resources illustrating the City’s efforts towards improving residents’ lives. All underlying data is publicly available on the City’s Open Data Portal. There is also access to the City’s 311 Service Portal, Police Transparency Hub and Public Records & Document Repository.
Awards & Certifications
About Innovation & Technology
The City’s efforts in performance management and transparency are managed by the Department of Innovation & Technology. Innovation & Technology leads the City’s technology services, empowering an innovative workforce and thriving community through technology, data, and strategic partnerships. The department has been recognized by several national networks, including an honorable mention in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Certification process. Learn more about the Department of Innovation & Technology.
Local & National Partners
The Department partners with many local and national organizations to achieve the goals of transparency and performance management. Listed below are notable partners we’ve engaged with recently.
- What Works Cities: Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Mayor’s Innovation Challenge: Bloomberg Philanthropies
- Mayors Innovation Project
- MetroLab Network
- Smart City Lab
- Civic Analytics Network: Ash Center, Kennedy School, Harvard
- Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
- International City/County Management Association (ICMA)