Join the Fels Policy Research Initiative, in partnership with PennIUR and Fels Institute of Government, as we host Neil Kleiman, NYU professor and co-author of A New City O/S, for a discussion with Penn faculty and Philadelphia leaders about policy and government innovation.
At a time when American government at the national level has fallen into a state of long-term, partisan-based gridlock, local government can still be effective—indeed more effective and even more responsive to the needs of its citizens. In his book, Kleiman proposes a new operating system (O/S) for cities building on the giant leaps that have been made in technology, social engagement, and big data.
The panel will feature Anjali Chainani, director of policy for the City of Philadelphia, and of GovLabPHL. In this role, Chainani has partnered with academics such as Dan Hopkins (Political Science) to use behavioral science and human-centered design to improve city services. Patrick Morgan, who served in the Nutter administration and now directs Knight Foundation's Philadelphia program, will discuss the role of philanthropy in public-private partnerships.
**Lunch will be provided