2018

2018 Apr 27

Ash Community Speaker Series: The Secret Sauce of the “Bilbao Effect”

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Suite 200 North

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Like many cities across Europe and the U.S., the Spanish city of Bilbao was confronted with a deep economic and social crisis during the 70s and 80s due to a sharp decline in industrial power. Fast forward to November 2017, the city won the European City of the Year award granted by The Academy of Urbanism. What precipitated this change? Many accounts of the transformation of Bilbao focus on the role of the Guggenheim Museum as an engine of change, driving the city from industrial to service and culturally oriented. While the Guggenheim is a part of the transformation story, other fundamental aspects such as the collaboration and financing instruments devised by the government have been overlooked. Focusing on these other less-known areas, this talk will describe the transformation of Bilbao and discuss interesting insights applicable to other cities around the world.

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Ash Center Launches New Repository of Government Data Visualizations & Maps

April 24, 2018

Cambridge, MA - Data-Smart City Solutions, a program of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, today launched a searchable public database comprising cutting-edge examples of public sector data use. The "Solutions Search" indexes interactive maps and visualizations, spanning civic issue areas such as transportation, public health,...

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2018 May 09

Community Engagement through Filmmaking Screening

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Ash Center Foyer, 124 Mount Auburn Street, Suite 200-North

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You are invited to a screening of a series of short films created by members of the broader Harvard community during a study group led by filmmaker and Ash Center fellow Cecily Tyler, titled, "Community Engagement through...

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