Harvard Launches Data-Smart City Solutions
Data-Smart City Solutions is a project by the Ash Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and powered by Bloomberg Philanthropies. The project is working to catalyze local government efforts to more effectively solve local problems through the use of integrated, cross-agency data combined with community data to better discover and preemptively address civic problems. The initiative is designed to offer city leaders a national depository of working analytics methodologies and to connect leading industry, academic, and government officials in the field.
The Data-Smart website is the repository for news and information as well as fresh advances in the big data phenomenon, profiling big data technology and municipal pioneers, and presenting case histories of the many community engagement and big data success stories reanimating our cities nationwide.