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Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative publishes case on Rockford

How Rockford is Using Data to Diagnose and Remedy Veterans’ Homelessness
  |  August 19, 2021

As part of the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative equips mayors and senior city officials with leadership skills and management tools to tackle their cities’ complex challenges and improve people’s quality of life.

Authors Eric Weinberger, Dan Levy, and Jorrit de Jong developed a case about Rockford, Illinois’ work to end veteran homelessness as part of Built for Zero. The case is intended to help senior leaders in government understand how to build data-analytics capabilities designed to tackle tough urban problems that require a cross-boundary approach, sometimes with non-government actors.

Furthermore, it will help participants examine:

  • What does it mean for a government or city agency to be “data-informed”?
  • What value or new capabilities derive from being “data-informed”?
  • How can you think about transforming your organization into being “data-informed”?

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