AshCast brings you the latest discussions on democracy, government innovation, and Asia public policy from the halls of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, a research center and think tank at Harvard Kennedy School
Data-Smart City Pod: The Highway of the Future is in Georgia
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews The Ray's Allie Kelly and Georgia DOT's Andrew Heath about their work transforming Interstate-85 into a living laboratory for transportation innovation.
Data-Smart City Pod: Trains and the Future of Transit
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews William J. Flynn, the CEO of Amtrak, about navigating COVID-19, building back better infrastructure, and the future of rail travel in America.
Data-Smart City Pod: How Baton Rouge Manages Resiliency Through Data with Mayor Sharon Weston Broome
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Baton Rouge's Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and discusses community engagement, infrastructure planning, and how water management is a way of life in South Louisiana.
Data-Smart City Pod: Economic Growth through the Adjacent Possible
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews Professor Ricardo Hausmann about the new Metroverse tool, a powerful data visualization of urban economies across the globe. Built for policy makers, economist, communities, and businesses, the tool places a city’s economy in context, showing how and where any specific urban economy can move into it's "adjacent possible" growth areas.
Data-Smart City Pod: Open Mobility as a Service
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews transit expert Andrew Salzberg, about why mobility as a service must be open, interoperable, and in service to the public. Salzberg advocates for shared and accessible mobility data across governments and private groups, as well as the public, in order to most efficiently and transparently move people where they need to go.
Data-Smart City Pod: Building Back Better with Intelligent Infrastructure
Professor Steve Goldsmith interviews co-authors Betsy Gardner and Jill Jamieson, and subject matter expert Professor Luna Lu, about why developing intelligent infrastructure is crucial for helping the United States tackle the challenge of inequitable, inaccessible, and inadequate roads, bridges, dams, sidewalks, and water systems throughout the country.