Understanding and Improving Cities

Policy/Research Partnerships in the Digital Age
Friday, December 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston

"Understanding and Improving Cities: Policy/Research Partnerships in the Digital Age" will bring together civic leaders, scholars, local practitioners, and students to discuss current and future research and policy collaborations. The event will feature panel discussions in which scholars and officials discuss 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 will also have opportunities to explore new partnerships in small-scale conversations. The day’s program will conclude 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.

Registration is required.

For additional information about the conference, contact David Luberoff, Senior Project Advisor at the Boston Area Research Initiative, or Steve Poftak, Executive Director, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

The event has been organized and sponsored by:
The Boston Area Research Initiative
The City of Boston
The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Major funding for the conference has been provided by:
The Boston Foundation
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
The National Science Foundation
The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University

Additional support has come from:
The Initiative on Cities at Boston University
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The NULab, Northeastern University’s College of Computer and Information Science, and Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Taubman Center for State and Local Government at the Harvard Kennedy School

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