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Data-Smart City Solutions
An initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School
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Bloomberg Philanthropies announced the launch of the What Works Cities initiative, a $42 million program to help 100 mid-sized cities better use dat...

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The Responsive City In the News

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A $42 Million Bet on Cities and the Power of Data

There is an emerging attention toward performance in city government. But that means we have to create the tools, culture and human infrastructure n...

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The Special Skills an Innovation Team Leader Needs

One is a seasoned businesswoman who's back in her native Mobile, Ala., fighting neighborhood blight. Another is a Peoria, Ill., architect committed...

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White Paper: Retrospective Benefit-Cost Analysis

INTRODUCTION In a previous article, “Benefit-Cost Analysis and the Cities,” we describe how cities can use benefit-cost analysis prospectively to...

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Rescue workers, hospital staffers, and patients are using a growing number of apps to improve emergency response and to bring CPR trained citizens i...

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Atlanta’s Civic Innovation Community:  From Buzz to Action

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The Chicago Public Library Redefines its Role in the Digital Age

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Using Data to Combat Infant Mortality in Cincinnati