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Ester R. Fuchs


Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science at Columbia University

Data can be used in every aspect of urban governance: to enhance citizen engagement; design policy; analyze the budget implications of policy alternatives; implement programs; monitor program operations for effectiveness and equity; and improve the efficiency of service delivery.

(An excerpt from Ester R.Fuchs' blog: Smart Cities, Stupid Cities, and How Data Can be Used to Solve Urban Policy Problems)