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Stephen Goldsmith

Civic Data

Stakeholders Must Support Initiatives for Tech’s Full Impact to Be Realized

Recently one of the country’s top public-sector chief data officers (CDO) asked me a question, not so much in my academic role but more prompted by my...

Civic Data

Why Data Sharing Should Be Government’s Default

Government needs to adopt a share-first mentality for departmental data. Its easy exchange should be the default, not the arduous and exceptional resu...

Public Safety

Why We Need to Move Away From Jailing the Mentally Ill

Today, after decades of deinstitutionalization of all but the most critically ill patients from state mental hospitals, America's jails are the centra...

The Responsive City

Restoring Trust in the Responsive City

Introduction: Trust in Local Government “Local” matters now as never before.  Prominent voices across the academic and policy communities are drawin...

Regulation

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...

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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.