What We’re Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

MacArthur is exploring new ways of understanding and addressing the complex and interconnected challenges faced by cities around the world, from violence to climate change, and how to plan, manage, and govern to address them.

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"Close the Crime Gap to Help Reduce Inequality"

The Washington Post Opinions
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Understanding the Activity of Cities

The Array of Things project seeks to create a bounty of data to better understand the environment, infrastructure, and activity of cities, creating a new public instrument for research, education, and applications that improve the lives ... Read More

"How Civic Hackers Are Helping Local Journalism"

Columbia Journalism Review
Related Grantee: Chicago Community Trust
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"7 Big Ideas from the Aspen Ideas Festival"

Chicago Tribune Blue Sky
Related Grantee: Santa Fe Institute
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Governance and Politics in the Changing American City

Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study convened 30 prominent urban scholars from several social science disciplines to discuss new ideas and advance research on the changing nature of urban politics and governance. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Julia M. Stasch

Julia M. Stasch

Interim President
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Craig Howard

Director of Community and Economic Development
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Maurice Classen

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
Portrait of Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness

Program Officer, Community & Economic Development
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Mijo Vodopic

Program Officer
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Janice A. Dunbar

Assistant Manager of Grants and Budget
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Beth Gutelius

Research Assistant
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Michelle Williams

Executive Secretary