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Seventeen data-driven strategies state and local governments are using to improve results for children and families.


Over 400 interviews with 60 families show the food security challenges many are facing during the COVID-19 crisis. 


A resource for policymakers as they  craft and implement policies in the fast moving field of AVs. 


A new working paper examines the unique costs incurred by the City of Trenton and the overall economic value generated to all New Jersey residents by hosting the capital.


Taubman Center research covers many areas of social and urban policy topics, ranging from urban mobility to economic development to education. 

Taubman Center experts are available for questions about implementing strategies and solutions. 

The Taubman Center helps to match students looking for projects and internships with local and state governments. 

A unique opportunity puts HKS students front and center in Boston government

 Boston Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s team looked to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and Taubman Center for State and Local Government to assist with a fast and highly visible transition.

100 days in 60 minutes: A Conversation with Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Mayor Rick Blangiardi

Check out our JFK Jr. Forum from April 21, 2021!

An event featuring Mayor Rick Blangiardi (City and County of Honolulu, HI), and Mayor Daniella Levine Cava (Miami-Dade County, FL), moderated by Professor Jeff Liebman. Co-hosted with the Harvard Kennedy School's Institute of Politics.

Learn more about the Autonomous Vehicles Policy Initiative, the Government Performance Lab, the Program on Crisis Leadership, the Program on Education Policy and Governance, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston. 

COVID-19 Response in San Antonio, Texas

"When the City of San Antonio needed help distributing $27M in COVID-19 relief to small businesses as quickly, effectively, and equitably as possible, I jumped at the opportunity. I worked with City staff, partner nonprofits, and community organizations to develop wraparound services to promote financial resiliency and wellness. As the child of small business owners, I understood how devastating COVID-19 has been for small businesses, and I saw firsthand how city government can marshal together the people and resources to offer meaningful support to their community."

Raina Gandhi, Dual MPA/MBA Student with HKS and Wharton

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