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New Methods of Making Sense of Human Behavior

Virtually any city agency could benefit from getting accurate and useful neighborhood-level data about the public’s perception of community conditions. Doing so creates opportunities for more efficient allocation of agency resources;  greater insight into what any given community cares about or prioritizes – be it crime, education, public or environmental health; and betterment of government-citizen […]

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John Tolva: “The City is a Platform: Chicago’s Technology Transformation”

As part of the GovLab’s regular Ideas Luncheon Series (see our notes on previous speakers Brian Behlendorf, Joel Gurin, Deborah Estrin, Geoff Mulgan and Erik Johnston), John Tolva visited the GovLab on November 15 to talk about his experience leading the City of Chicago’s technology transformation as its first Chief Technology Officer under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and to sketch his vision for […]

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