Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School

Stephen Goldsmith, Harvard Kennedy School

goldsmith_headshot_2011bwStephen Goldsmith is the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Goldsmith currently directs Data-Smart City Solutions, a project to highlight local government efforts to use new technologies that connect breakthroughs in the use of big data analytics with community input to reshape the relationship between government and citizens. Goldsmith has previously served as Mayor of Indianapolis, where he reduced government spending, cut the city’s bureaucracy, held the line on taxes, eliminated counterproductive regulations and invested over $1 billion in infrastructure. His transformation of downtown Indianapolis has been held up as a national model. Goldsmith has also served as the Deputy Mayor of Operations in New York City, the chief domestic policy advisor to the George W. Bush campaign, the Chair of the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the district attorney for Marion County, Indiana. He has written the 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 and The Twenty-First Century City: Resurrecting Urban America.