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Stephen Goldsmith

Civic Engagement

How Civic Tech Can Address Urban Inequality

For all of its best intentions, civic technology has long struggled with an inclusion problem. Data dashboards, web-based tools and mobile apps are ty...

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...

Performance Measurement

Can Well-Being Define What Government Does?

One of the most important questions a local-government official can ask is "why?" Government typically does today what it did yesterday. But what if l...

Civic Engagement

Boosting Engagement by Gamifying Government

Developing public-sector initiatives that engage people — whether they are public employees or residents — involves even more than radically changing...

Civic Data

What a Digital City Hall Could Be

Anyone with a smartphone knows that even the coolest-looking app will go unused if it fails to meet the user's needs. The same is true for a newly lau...

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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.