An image from Citymart's London Leaders Study Tour on Sustainable Development. Photo by Citymart on Flickr. Knight Foundation supports Citymart’s U.S. launch to help Knight communities experience a new approach to public procurement. Below, Sascha Haselmayer, founder and CEO of Citymart, writes about the benefits of a more open approach to the procurement process. Take a moment and visit your city’s website. Look up the section on “Problems we plan to solve” or “Submit your proposals here if your solution can deliver a better service at lower cost.” You didn’t find it? Don’t worry; it likely doesn’t exist, and that is just how it works almost everywhere today. That’s a missed opportunity. For several years we’ve been working with cities around the world about how to change that, and new support from Knight Foundation will help broaden this work in the United States.