The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy has named Brett Goldstein, Chief Data and Information Officer for the City of Chicago, as its inaugural Fellow in Urban Science. The fellowship was established with support from MacArthur as a way to connect scholars and students with policy practitioners who have experience and expertise leveraging data and information technology to address public policy issues. As the inaugural Fellow, Goldstein will advise Chicago Harris on the creation of a new master’s degree on computation and public policy that will be offered jointly with the Department for Computer Science. In addition, he will help convene the Urban Technology Innovators' Conference, a new initiative organized by Chicago Harris and the City of Chicago that seeks to create a peer-learning network for municipal technology innovators.
Community & Economic Development
The Foundation supports neighborhood revitalization, prevention of youth violence, and the use of information technology to enhance governance, the social sector, and quality of life. MacArthur is also exploring new ways to understand the challenges faced by cities around the world, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.