The Responsive City

In collaboration with the Program on Profits and Purpose at New America
New America

“In God we trust,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg used to say, “everyone else bring data.”

How can emerging technologies and data analytics improve life in our cities? How to we enshrine democratic discourse and citizen participation even as urban processes become more automated? What problems can -- and can't -- these new tools help us solve?

Please join New America NYC and the Program on Profits & Purpose for a conversation with Harvard professors Susan Crawford and Steven Goldsmith to discuss these questions from their new book, The Responsive City, a guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age. They will be joined by Stefaan Verhulst, co-founder of the GovLab at New York University; Jeff Merritt, Director of Innovation for the City of New York; and Georgia Levenson Keohane, Senior Fellow and Program Director at New America.


Susan Crawford
Visiting Professor in Intellectual Property and Co-director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Co-author, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

Stephen Goldsmith
Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and
Director of Innovations in American Government Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Co-author, The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

Stefaan Verhulst
Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, The Governance Labratory @ NYU

Jeff Merritt
Director of Innovation, Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation, City of New York

Georgia Levenson Keohane
Senior Fellow and Director, Program on Profits & Purpose, New America