Designing a New City Operating System: How New York and Other Locales are Embracing Technology and Remaking Local Government

Presented by NYU Wagner in partnership with NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress, and Civic Hall

5:00pm - 7:30pm
February 27, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Puck Building - 295 Lafayette Street, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012

PROGRAM 5:00pm - 6:30pm | RECEPTION 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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.


Stephen Goldsmith
Author & Panelist
Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government and the Director of the Innovations in American Government Program, Harvard Kennedy School

Neil Kleiman
Author & Panelist
Clinical Professor, NYU Wagner and NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress
Affiliated Scholar, Marron Institute

Linda Gibbs
Principal of Social Services, Bloomberg Associates

Miguel Gamiño, Jr.
NYC Chief Technology Officer

Matt A.V. Chaban
Policy Director/Fisher Fellow, Center for an Urban Future                                                                                                      

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A New O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance