Stephen Goldsmith

Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy, Director of the Data-Smart City Solutions program, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government

Wednesday, June 8
Lunch Plenary | 11:30AM – 1:30 PM



Stephen Goldsmith is the Derek Bok Professor of the Practice of Urban Policy and the Director of the Data-Smart City Solutions program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He also directs Project on Municipal Innovation, the Civic Analytics Network and the Mayoral Leadership in Education Network. Previously, he served as the Deputy Mayor of NY and the Mayor of Indianapolis. His most recent book, Growing Fairly: How to Build Opportunity and Equity in Workforce Development, sets out ten principles for designing a more effective and equitable system that helps workers obtain the skills necessary for economic mobility.

He previously served as Deputy Mayor of New York and Mayor of Indianapolis, where he earned a reputation as one of the country's leaders in public-private partnerships, competition, and privatization. Stephen was also the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign in 2000, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana from 1979 to 1990. His other books include: The Power of Social Innovation; Governing by Network: the New Shape of the Public Sector; Putting Faith in Neighborhoods: Making Cities Work through Grassroots Citizenship; The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance; and A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance.

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