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Stephen Goldsmith

What Works Cities

The Power of Partnerships in Economic Rebirth

In South Bend, Ind., new buildings housing high-tech startups are being built on the site that once housed the Studebaker automobile factories. This c...

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Civic Engagement

The Importance of Telling Your City’s Story

No pain no gain applies to more than exercise. The more meaningful the change emanating out of city hall, the more likely there will be accompanying p...

Predictive Analytics

Predictive Analytics: Driving Improvements Using Data

Governments today operate in an increasingly complex world, reflected in the volume and ubiquity of data produced by citizens and agencies, as well as...

Civic Engagement

A Five-Point Plan to Cultivate Citizen Support for Tech Initiatives

A tech champion in a government entity needs to cultivate allies, especially when the innovation presents transformative opportunity. In my last colum...

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About the Project Director

Stephen Goldsmith

Stephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. His latest book is The Responsive City.