In November 2003, when Joe Curtatone was first elected mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts, he wanted to be sure that his city produced results. So he immediately made a site visit to Baltimore to learn how CitiStat worked.
When he returned, he told his new SomerStat director, let’s have our first meeting by the end of the month. SomerStat was off and running—and after more than 11 years in office the positive results of this data-driven approach to good government abound.
Somerville has been labeled “the best run city in Massachusetts.” Still, Mayor Curtatone, knows he...
Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn Street, 2nd Floor North, Cambridge, MA
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation cordially invites you to a discussion with the Dr. Jin Park, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars entitled Korea's Growing Role in Asia: Regional Cooperation & National Unification.
CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge MA 02138
The Ash Center cordially invites you to a Southeast Asia workshop entitled “Southeast Asia Confronts Sustainable Development: Coping with Socio-economic Difficulties, Renewed Big Power Rivalry, and Climate Change”
Co-sponsors: Harvard Asia Center/Jeffrey Cheah Institute
HKS Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St. Suite 200 – North, Cambridge, MA
**This event has been cancelled**
The HKS Indonesia Program invites you to a discussion with Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) Managing Director Gatot Mardiwasisto. BRI runs the world’s most successful commercially sustainable microbanking operations in the world, yet its accomplishments are not widely known outside of Indonesia. Members of BRI’s Board of Directors will reflect on the evolution of microbanking at BRI since commercialization of these financial services thirty-two years ago, and will discuss plans to broaden and deepen...
Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA
Ash Center Student Speaker Series
Deena Zeplowitz (MPP ’16)
Lunch will be provided
About the Event The neighborhood of East Portland, OR, was not always part of Portland. Throughout the 1980s and 90s, East Portland was slowly annexed by Portland, and although it is now a fully integrated part of the city, service provision still lags. In 2009, the East Portland Action Plan was developed to improve livability in East Portland. The plan was ambitious: it encompassed 63 strategies and 269 action items, all aimed at...