Data-Smart City Solutions


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

Big Data

Big Data Isn’t Sexy (And That’s OK)

Big data isn’t sexy anymore. Though it might be hard to believe, long before anyone had heard of deep learning, “big data” was the belle of the ball f...

Guest Authors |

Civic Data

Q&A: Stephen Goldsmith Discusses Importance of Data Sharing with Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt

Last May, the state of Illinois made headlines with an enterprise memorandum of understanding between 13 state agencies that agreed to share data to e...

Interviews |

Performance Measurement

Outcome-Driven Policy With a Human Touch

Outcome-driven policy in many ways seems like common sense: setting measurable objectives for policies gives government a much better chance of making...

Features |


How Cities are Integrating Rideshare and Public Transportation

Responding to the proliferation of commuting options brought on by the sharing economy (carshare, rideshare, and bikeshare, among others), transit age...

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Burgh’s Eye View


How a Smart City Tackles Rainfall


New Orleans Brings Data-Driven Tools to Blight Remediation