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A Catalog of Civic Data Use Cases

What kinds of operations-enhancing questions have cities asked and answered with data and analytics? The catalog below is an ongoing, regularly-update...

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The Promise of Data and Collaboration in Tackling Homelessness

Cities addressing homelessness face numerous challenges: counting and classifying populations; defining and pursuing actionable goals; harnessing reso...

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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...

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Using Data Analytics and Mapping to Understand and Solve the Opiate Crisis

Americans are dying at an unprecedented rate from opiate drug poisoning -- the national average stands at 78 fatal overdoses per day. Heroin and presc...

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How Cities are Changing Their Thinking on Disconnected Youth

In late September, nearly 40 mayoral chiefs of staff and policy advisers from around the country gathered at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for...

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