Engaging Society Through Data-Smart Governance
Stephen Goldsmith & Susan Crawford, September 2014, 978-1118910900
The Responsive City is kind of a guide to leader for creating more agile, competitive and economically resilient cities in the digital age through data analytics, mining and data-smart governance.
The Responsive City is the outcome of research originating from the Data-Smart City Solutions initiative, an ongoing project at Harvard Kennedy School working to catalyze adoption of data projects on the city level.
New technologies has created an opportune time for substantive reform. Several cities are aldready implementing digital innovations to create local governments that are more transparent, responsive, accountable and cost-effective. As The Responsive City underscores, the results so far have been highly promising. Featuring case studies highlighting the work of individuals in New York, Boston, Chicago and more, the book provides a model for the future of governance.
Based on the authors’ experiences and extensive research, The Responsive City explores topics including:
- Building trust in the public sector and fostering a sustained, collective voice among communities
- Using data-smart governance to preempt and predict problems while improving quality of life;
- Creating efficiencies and saving taxpayer money with digital tools;
Spearheading these new approaches to government with innovative leadership.