Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today more than 60 innovative government programs as part of the 2017 Bright Ideas initiative. This year’s cohort includes programs from all levels of government — school districts, county, city, state, federal agencies, and tribal nations, as well as public-private partnerships — that represent the next horizon in government work to improve services, solve problems, and work on behalf of citizens. Read more about Harvard's Ash Center Announces Bright Ideas and Semifinalists for 2017 Innovations in American Government Awards
Cambridge, MA -- Tiana Epps-Johnson, a Technology and Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a leading research center at the Harvard Kennedy School, today launched the Election Toolkit for local officials administering elections across the United States.
Cambridge, Mass. – The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Brookings Institution Press are pleased to announce the publication of Ash Center fellow Hollie Russon Gilman’s first book:
Cambridge, MA -- The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School today kicked off the application process for its prestigious Innovations in American Government Award. For the second straight year, the Ash Center is also funding a second innovation award, the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government, to better highlight the work of public engagement and participation programs, policies, and initiatives from around the country. Read more about Ash Center launches 2016 call for applications for Innovations in American Government Awards
Cambridge, MA -- the cities of Salem and Winthrop, Massachusetts today signed agreements with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation to formally collaborate with the Center’s Innovation Field Lab.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University announced today the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Five Keys Charter School as the winner of the 2015 Innovation in American Government Award. Participatory Budgeting in New York City from the New York City Council’s office was also announced the winner of the Roy and Lila Ash Innovation Award for Public Engagement in Government. Read more about San Francisco, New York Named Winners of Harvard's 2015 Innovation in American Government Award
The Responsive City: Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance provides a compelling model for the future of more effective local government; part of the Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center’s Data-Smart City Solutions initiative.