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Stephen Goldsmith

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...

What Works Cities

The Power of Partnerships in Economic Rebirth

In South Bend, Ind., new buildings housing high-tech startups are being built on the site that once housed the Studebaker automobile factories. This c...

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Civic Engagement

The Importance of Telling Your City’s Story

No pain no gain applies to more than exercise. The more meaningful the change emanating out of city hall, the more likely there will be accompanying 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.