Data-Smart City Solutions


Data-Smart City Solutions
An initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School
and powered by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Civic Data

Getting Insight Into Inequality: How Cities are Investing in Social Equity Indicators

Introduction Inequality has become one of the most pressing issues in American society. The vast and growing gaps between elites and the working or m...

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Performance Measurement

From Research to Results: Measuring Trust in City Agencies

“Trust in government is at an all time low.” Does this line sound familiar? Throughout American political history, it has appeared in the...

Article Spotlights |

Civic Engagement

How Civic Tech Can Address Urban Inequality

For all of its best intentions, civic technology has long struggled with an inclusion problem. Data dashboards, web-based tools and mobile apps are ty...

Features |

Data Visualization

Map Monday: Iowa Bridge Conditions

Promises to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure have become a trope in contemporary political life. And yet, it often seems like po...

Profiles |

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