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

Regulation

Managing Marijuana: The Role of Data-Driven Regulation

When Colorado voters approved a ballot measure to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana in 2014, state officials knew they would have to quickly...

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GIS

GIS’s Evolving Promise for Local Government

When Washington Dulles International Airport opened in 1962 in Loudoun County, Va., the county was mostly rural. It was only after local industry expa...

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Civic Data

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Sari Ladin profiled Los Angeles’s GeoHub, a map-based open data portal designed to improve communication across city departments,...

Public Safety

How Can Cities be Preemptive and Effective in Preventing Overcrowding?

Every year, thousands of city dwellers arrive home to overcrowded and illegally subdivided houses. Kitchens, dining areas, sheds and even under-stairs...

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Profiles

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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