Articles by Garrett Brinker

About Garrett Brinker

Garrett Brinker is a Senior Consultant at the Morris Strategy Group, where he specializes in public policy development, political and economic research, and community engagement. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the University of Chicago, and has previous experience working on energy policy, urban policy, and health policy, at both the federal and local levels.

Leveraging A City Budget for Smart Urban Reform

Transforming your city on a budget can foster a bottom-up approach to public policy and urban transformation. It can manifest a sort of direct democracy that empowers citizens, community groups, and local businesses to be change agents in their cities – and to work in collaboration with city officials to foster a vibrant city life. There are many ways citizens and governments can collaborate. Below are only a few modest, yet transformative, approaches for revolutionizing cities.