SXSW Interactive 2016

How Cities Use Data & Evidence to Improve Lives


New York Times columnist David Bornstein will moderate a discussion with Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan (former Secretary of the Department of Housing & Urban Development), Head of Bloomberg Philanthropies Government Innovation Program, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. Donovan, Anderson and Nutter will discuss how advancing the use of data and evidence in decision-making at all levels of government can improve lives. They will cite examples from their current and prior work at the federal and municipal space, tapping into experience in OMB, HUD, New York City government, Government Innovation at Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Philadelphia city government.

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  1. How are cities currently using data and evidence to improve lives of residents?
  2. What are the roadblocks to advancing the use of data and evidence?
  3. What can be achieved if more city governments used data and evidence?



Michele Jolin, CEO & Co-founder, Results for America

Meta Information:

  • Tags: data, evidence, what works
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Policy
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced

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