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An initiative by the Ash Center at Harvard Kennedy School
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Civic Data

SimCities: Designing Smart Cities through Data-Driven Simulation

In cities across the world, governments use data—about infrastructure, health and safety, or citizen satisfaction—to improve services. But data also h...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Margaret Scott wrote about using smart streetlights to strengthen cities. In recent years, a number of new technologies have emerg...

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Innovation

Launching Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative

NEW YORK – Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University are jointly announcing the launch of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, an u...

Data Visualization

Using Data Analytics and Mapping to Understand and Solve the Opiate Crisis

Americans are dying at an unprecedented rate from opiate drug poisoning -- the national average stands at 78 fatal overdoses per day. Heroin and presc...

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Infrastructure

Using Streetlights to Strengthen Cities

Across the world, streetlights illuminate highways, intersections, street corners, and all sorts of public spaces: alleyways, parks, sidewalks, and so...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Stephen Goldsmith profiled Colorado’s data-driven regulation of legalized marijuana. When Colorado voters approved a ballot measur...

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From Algorithm to Action

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Jersey City’s Data Portal Journey

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San José Improves Traffic Safety With Data