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An array of initiatives across Harvard Kennedy School has advanced research, teaching, and field studies to help strengthen all facets of local governance. These projects are now spread through many of the School’s research centers, and they stretch far beyond Greater Boston, across the country, and indeed around the world.

The Harvard Kennedy School Applied Field Lab Experience

For more than 15 years, Professor Linda Bilmes has led the Harvard Kennedy School Applied Field Lab, a course in which Harvard graduate students partner with cities and local governments to tackle some of their most complex financial and operational challenges.

Big data makes better cities

Professor Stephen Goldsmith, Director of the Data-Smart City Solutions Project at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center, describes how city and state governments can improve service to citizens by harnessing new technologies.

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