Data-Smart City Solutions


Stephen Goldsmith

Civic Data

Q&A: Stephen Goldsmith Discusses Importance of Data Sharing with Illinois CIO Hardik Bhatt

Last May, the state of Illinois made headlines with an enterprise memorandum of understanding between 13 state agencies that agreed to share data to e...

Public Health

The Nexus Between Data and Public Health

In the not-so-distant past, government's involvement in community health generally was limited to providing services for treating illness. Today, we i...


Artificial Intelligence Will Help Create a More Responsive Government

When a citizen dials 311, it has been the longstanding preference by mayors to have a city employee on the other end of the line to deliver the ever-v...

Civic Data

7 Likely Technology Breakthroughs in 2017

I've been involved with local government for 30 years, and I've spent much of that time trying to identify technologies that would help to dramaticall...

Civic Analytics Network

Successfully Staffing the Cloud

Many state, city, and county IT offices are caught in a bit of a Star Trek-ian time warp — professional staff members originally recruited for an on-p...

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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.