Data-Smart City Solutions


Stephen Goldsmith


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...

What Works Cities

The Big Power of Data in a Small City

It is easy to look at the data-driven management successes of places like Chicago or New York and conclude that the sophisticated application of data...

City Administration

A Key Efficiency Ingredient: Dissent

Major improvements in governmental efficiency obviously will occur only when they are driven by the leader of a city, state or agency. Leaders who acc...

| Governing

Civic Data

Data Can Dramatically Enhance County Services and Accountability

Data and technology have nearly limitless potential to make local government more effective and responsive. The growing number of success stories acro...

City Administration

The Next Generation of Public Employees Must Understand Data and Policy

I no longer laugh at the joke in a meeting with public officials when someone says they need to go get their teenager to help them with technology. Th...

Show More

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.