The Project on Mobility and the Connected City is a research and convening initiative housed in the Ash Center’s Innovations in Government Program and chaired by Stephen Goldsmith, the Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government. The Project, which is funded by the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, examines how new forms of mobility, like ride-sharing and electric scooters, are rapidly changing the transportation landscape of cities around the world. As a result, local government must navigate new regulatory, data-sharing, and environmental concerns as mobility patterns continue to evolve.
Through research, practitioner convenings, and public commentary, the Project on Mobility and the Connected City seeks to identify and advance solutions that address major issues such as transportation economics, data management and privacy, algorithmic regulation, user experience, and public engagement. The project brings together a diverse group of city transportation leaders, subject matter experts, academics, industry leaders, and practitioners in order to offer new and transformative policy approaches and innovations in urban mobility management.