Data-Smart City Solutions


Chris Bousquet

Performance Measurement

From Research to Results: Measuring Trust in City Agencies

“Trust in government is at an all time low.” Does this line sound familiar? Throughout American political history, it has appeared in the...

Data Visualization

Map Monday: Iowa Bridge Conditions

Promises to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure have become a trope in contemporary political life. And yet, it often seems like po...

Public Safety

Can Better Data Make Zero Traffic Deaths a Reality?

How many traffic fatalities is too many? If you’re a Vision Zero city, the answer is one.   Started in Sweden in 1997 with the goal of eliminating f...

Civic Data

Doing Away with Government Forms

Few would consider forms a particularly exciting area of opportunity for government innovation. And yet, here’s a solution that would probably spark t...

Disaster Management

Data-Driven Emergency Response: Learning from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Nothing exposes a city’s limited resources quite like an emergency. The reality is that during many natural disasters, municipalities face more 911 ca...

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About the Author

Chris Bousquet

Chris Bousquet is a Research Assistant/Writer for Data-Smart City Solutions. Before joining the Ash Center, Chris worked at the Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY and wrote for DC Inno in Washington, D.C., where he covered tech policy, cybersecurity, and startups. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College.