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Matt Leger is a research assistant for the Innovations in American Government Program at Harvard University's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. He has worked with the Smart Cities Strategies team at the International Data Corp., the NYCx team in the New York Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer, and at the University at Albany's Center for Technology in Government.

Leger holds a bachelor's degree in public policy and a master's degree in public administration, both from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany.

December 18, 2018

A Data-Driven Approach to Cooling a City

Urban heat islands threaten public health. Dallas is turning to a smart growth strategy -- and lots of trees -- to deal with the problem.