Designing a New City Operating System
Embracing Technology and Remaking Local Government
2nd Floor, NYC
At a time when trust is dropping precipitously and American government at the national level has fallen into a state of long-term, partisan-based gridlock, local government can still be effective—indeed more effective and even more responsive to the needs of its citizens.
Join NYU Professor Neil Kleiman and Harvard Professor Stephen Goldsmith as they discuss their new book, A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance (Brookings Institution Press, 2017). Based on decades of direct experience and years studying successful models around the world, the book assesses how digital innovations are producing more responsive and trustworthy local governance in cities—including right here in New York City. The authors propose a new operating system (O/S) for cities, building on the giant leaps that have been made in technology, social engagement, and big data.
The authors will be joined by a panel of fellow experts to discuss what it takes to make a new O/S a reality. This event is hosted by NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in collaboration with the Center for Urban Science and Progress and the Marron Institute of Urban Management.
Author & Panelist
Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School
Author & Panelist
Clinical Professor, NYU Wagner and NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress
Affiliated Scholar, Marron Institute
Principal of Social Services, Bloomberg Associates
NYC Chief Technology Officer
Policy Director/Fisher Fellow, Center for an Urban Future