The Accelerating Growth in Brazilian Cities – Special Program for Mayors - is a new initiative of the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, developed in partnership with the Picker Center of the School of International and Public Affairs and Comunitas. The goal of the program was to provide participants with the tools they need to solve problems and improve results. With a focus on leadership, innovation, and governance, the training addressed topics such as innovative partnerships, public ethics, workforce development, smart cities, digital democracy and social value investing.