Please join the Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation on May 7, 2018 at 4:00pm for a panel discussion: A Better City For Who? How Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance Can Benefit All DC Residents. A networking reception will follow this event.
In their new book, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance, former mayor of Indianapolis Stephen Goldsmith and New York University professor Neil Kleiman describe a new city ‘operating system’ that emphasizes openness, coordination and collaboration across City Hall agencies and outside institutions. This proactive approach puts citizens in the center of operations by focusing on outcomes and changing the way public employees work.
At this event, Goldsmith, DC Deputy Mayor Brian Kenner, and 11th St. Bridge Park director Scott Kratz will talk about the book and discuss how this new framework and the enhanced vibrancy of the city works for underserved, low-income people in DC’s rapidly changing neighborhoods, and what better urban governance means for DC communities facing or fearing displacement.
- Stephen Goldsmith: Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
- Brian T. Kenner: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC
- Scott Kratz: Director, 11th Street Bridge Park
- Courtney R. Snowden: Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC
- Jennifer Bradley: Director, Center for Urban Innovation, The Aspen Institute
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