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By Betsy Gardner • June 9, 2021

In this episode, Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Kip Harkness, the deputy city manager for San Jose, California. Harkness is in charge of the city’s IT and innovation portfolios; despite being in the middle of Silicon Valley, many low-income residents don’t have access to broadband internet. Thanks to efficient digital permits, a partnership with national telecommunications providers, and a dedicated Digital Inclusion Fund, San Jose is connecting residents across the city and providing online access across households.

Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to hear Professor Goldsmith and Kip Harkness discuss the importance of equity, connectivity, and community engagement. Transcript available here