Data-Smart City Solutions


Stephen Goldsmith

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...

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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...

Public Safety

Fairness is Fiscally Responsible

Few opportunities produce such dramatic better faster cheaper savings for cities and their counties than those that surround pretrial detention. We’re...

Internet of Things

Q&A: Chicago CIO Shares Insights on IoT in Cities

As the Internet of Things connected sensor networks become more prolific and technically advanced, so do the potential uses and issues in cities. Some...

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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.