Understanding and Improving Cities
"Understanding and Improving Cities: Policy/Research Partnerships in the Digital Age" brought together civic leaders, scholars, local practitioners, and students to discuss current and future research and policy collaborations. The event featured panel discussions in which scholars and officials discussed work being done in Boston and other locales on education, public safety, economic development, and public management, including several initiatives that are using new data sources in novel ways. Conference participants also had opportunities to explore new partnerships in small-scale conversations. The day’s program concluded with remarks and discussion with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, whose administration is committed to making Boston’s data more accessible and using that data to improve the lives of citizens.
The Twitter hashtag for the conference was #CityData.
For additional information about the conference, contact David Luberoff, Senior Project Advisor at the Boston Area Research Initiative (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Steve Poftak, Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston (email@example.com).
The event was organized and sponsored by:
Major funding for the was conference provided by:
The Boston Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The National Science Foundation
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University
The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
Additional support came from:
The Initiative on Cities at Boston University
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science
Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School