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Data-Smart City Solutions
An initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School
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Civic Data

Wireless EMS in New York City

Ten years ago, an emergency medical services technician in New York City responding to your 911 call took down information about you—your name, a...

Infrastructure

How to Save America’s Crumbling Bridges

The weather in Minneapolis on August 1, 2007, was hot, topping out at 92 degrees. It was the perfect day to visit a water park, which is wher...

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Disaster Management

A Competition to Make the City More Resilient

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York nearly two years ago, it left devastation in its wake. Homes and livelihoods were lost, and the storm caused $19 b...

Public Health

Austin Targets Youth Obesity With Neighborhood-Level Data

Children’s Optimal Health (COH) is an Austin, Texas-based nonprofit committed to improving all aspects of health for the city’s youth. The organizat...

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Regulation

Regulatory Reform with Data and Technology

The progressives and muckrakers undoubtedly had it right at the turn of the twentieth century: corrupt government and unregulated busin...

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Civic Data

The Chicago School of Data

Civic data innovation efforts—that is, efforts that expand the use of data to improve people’s lives—are becoming increasingly common in cities acro...

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Atlanta‚Äôs 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