What every data-driven mayor needs

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has made building a more compassionate city one of local government’s core values. The city’s data initiatives serve to advance that agenda, not the other way around.

By Beth Blauer, Executive Director, Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact

On a visit to Louisville a couple of years ago, I overheard a very brief conversation between Mayor Greg Fischer and a city employee. It’s left a big imprint on the work I do helping city governments bring data into their decision-making processes.