About Us

The Taubman Center for State and Local Government and its affiliated institutes and programs are the Kennedy School of Government's focal points for activities that address state and local governance and intergovernmental relations. Our mission is to support current and future public sector leaders in improving the governance of states, counties, metropolitan regions, and cities through research, teaching, programs, and convenings.

The Taubman Center works to:

  • Develop the next generation of state and local government leaders
  • Generate big ideas and solutions to state and local government challenges
  • Help state and local government implement and scale solutions

The Taubman Center focuses on urban policy issues, including economic development, transportation, education, public infrastructure, land use, social services, public sector technology and data utilization, procurement, and performance management.