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
Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, a comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field.