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

How U.S. Cities Can Target Zika Risk

City governments, especially along the U.S.’s Gulf Coast, have one more reason to worry about their vacant and abandoned housing stock: Zika.   Empt...

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311

Modernizing 311 in Los Angeles

Overcoming data system silos is a vital step in achieving data-driven governance and a top priority for Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angele...

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Project on Municipal Innovation

The Power of Mayoral Control in Overhauling a School System

Some schools occasionally closed in the winter because the heating systems didn’t function, and they shuttered in the summer because air conditioners...

Internet of Things

How a Smart City Tackles Rainfall

Sensors are increasingly-valuable tools for better understanding, managing, and planning urban environments. In Chicago, for example, the city’s recen...

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Boston Equips Firefighters with Hazard Data

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How Cloud-Based Mobility is Delivering Value to Small Cities

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How D.C. Grew a Data-Driven Tree Strategy