Leveraging Data, Collaboration, and Innovation to Improve Neighborhoods

An event of the Bloomberg Center for Cities

3:30-5:00 p.m.
Bloomberg Center for Cities, Taubman Third Floor, Harvard Kennedy School

About the Event

Co-sponsored with the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies

How can city governments make neighborhoods healthier and safer? Researchers affiliated with the Bloomberg Center for Cities and expert practitioners from U.S. cities will discuss cutting edge practice at the intersection of community development, code enforcement, and social services.

Presented in conjunction with the 2024 National Community Development Association conference hosted by the City of Cambridge.

Doors open and refreshments starting at 3:00 p.m. The program begins at 3:30 p.m. and a post-event reception at 5:00 p.m. This in-person event is open to all Harvard University ID holders. Registration is requested as space is limited.


Welcome Remarks

  • Jorrit de Jong, Ph.D., Director, Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University


  • Katharine Robb, DrPH., Senior Research Associate, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative


  • Oswaldo Mestre, Jr., Director of Citizen Services, City of Buffalo
  • Gary Adamkiewicz, Ph.D., Director, Healthy Cities Lab and Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Exposure Disparities, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Closing Remarks

  • Iram Farooq, Assistant City Manager for Community Development, City of Cambridge


Directions to the Bloomberg Center for Cities.

We welcome individuals with accessibility needs to participate in our events. Contact us at events@cities.harvard.edu to request accommodations or if you have other questions.

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