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Matt Leger  |  Contributor

Email : matthew_leger@hks.harvard.edu Twitter : @mattleger15

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.

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The Role of Maps in Crafting a Shared Narrative in a Crisis

In an emergency like the coronavirus pandemic, local leaders can use powerful tools for visualizing data to highlight our residents' interconnectivity and the need for collective action.

April 1, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

An Ambitious Plan to Bring All of a State’s Data Together

California is working to consolidate all of its geographical data, with the longer-term goal of providing a central portal for everything. It's a chance to enrich governmental collaboration.

February 19, 2020
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Better, Faster, Cheaper

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.

December 18, 2018
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