News & Announcements

Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center Announces 2023 Transition Term Cohort, December 2022
Seventeen incoming state, county, and city leaders from across the country and 54 HKS students will participate in Transition Term. 

Rodrick Miller Named Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, October 2022
Rodrick Miller, one of the nation’s foremost economic development leaders, has been named a visiting fellow at the Taubman Center. 

New Policy Brief on Autonomous Delivery Vehicles, May 11, 2022
A new policy brief from the Taubman Center's Autonomous Vehicles Policy Initiative dives into the world of Autonomous Delivery Vehicles, considered by some to be the wave of the future when it comes to efficient delivery.

Nigel Jacob Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center for State and Local Government, March 15, 2022
Nigel Jacob, co-founder and former co-chair of the City of Boston’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, a civic innovation incubator within Boston’s City Hall, has been named a senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center.

Smarter Cities, Winter 2022
Whether by working with mayors, training new leaders, or leading cutting-edge research, Harvard Kennedy School is helping cities improve people’s daily lives. Read this HKS Magazine piece on the work that the Taubman Center, Rappaport Institute, Government Performance Lab, and others at HKS are doing to support cities across the country. 

Tampa Bay Times: St. Petersburg Affordable Housing Study Explores Rent Control, Zoning Measures, February 15, 2022
Through Taubman's Transition Term program, HKS students dug deep into St. Petersburg, Florida's affordable housing crisis as part of the new mayor's transition team. 

Laying the Foundation for the Next Generation of Civic Leaders, January 28, 2022
Assistant Professor of Public Policy Justin de Benedictis-Kessner hits the road with an inaugural field lab in urban politics.

A Conversation with Jason Smith, Director of Equity & Inclusion, Miami-Dade County, December 20, 2021
Read an interview with Jason Smith, Miami-Dade County’s first-ever Director of Equity & Inclusion, who spoke with HKS students in November about leading with equity in economic development as part of the Taubman Center’s Economic Development Seminar.  

Harvard Kennedy School’s Taubman Center Announces 2022 Transition Term Cohort, December 16, 2021
The Taubman Center announces its largest and most diverse cohort of mayors, county executives, and students participating in its annual Transition Term, which embeds HKS students in the administrations of newly-elected government officials to support key initiatives.