How to Properly, Responsibly, and Ethically Use Data in Governance

BY BETSY GARDNER • June 15, 2022

In this episode Professor Stephen Goldsmith and Denver's Chief Data Officer Paul Kresser talk about the importance of ethically and responsibly using data to inform policy and service delivery. Kresser also discusses Denver's strong data culture, how to incorporate data literacy into department trainings, and why it's important to have this work codified legislatively.  

Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to learn more about Denver's model and how to provide the tools that set up all city employees for data success. Transcript available here.

About the Author

Betsy Gardner

Betsy Gardner is the editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, focusing on deconstructing racial and gender inequality through research, writing, and facilitation. She also researched government spending and transparency at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.