Fellowship to Connect Scholars with Policy Practitioners
May 30, 2013 | From the field | Community & Economic Development, Strengthening Communities through Civic Technology, What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

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.