About This Show
Go Public tells the Stories of Government Getting It Done.
Cities and states across the country face new challenges, growing complexity and old, tired bureaucracies. Go Public is about those places that are changing the status quo. It’s about the people and ideas in government that are helping solve problems and make communities better places to live. In this new podcast from the editors and reporters of Governing, Government Technology, and Converge, we’ll take a look at some of the successes – and the failures – that are remaking the way government works, and re-imagining the way the public sector delivers services to citizens.
Includes regular commentary from Stephen Goldsmith, Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School, and Mark Funkhouser, Publisher of Governing.
Most Recent Episode
004 SXSW Review: Cities Own the Future
With high power validation from an international colleague - London Mayor Sadiq Khan - some three-dozen American mayors immersed themselves in four days of discussion and experience at SXSW the annual technology, policy and arts festival in Austin, TX. The mayors' wide ranging conversations about common issues - from immigration and workforce to the fight against opioid addictions and for equity - took place in a host city that has been buffeted by a fight over the future of public transportation. Last year, Uber and Lyft were conspicuous in their absence at SXSW. The city was at odds with the transportation network or ride-hailing companies - and ultimately preempted by the state legislature. The big players are back this year with new entrants in a more expansive category of mobility service providers who are placing bets on cities themselves to connect the first and last mile of urban transportation. Our roundtable also choose the key takeaways from the civic side of the conference with the mayors.
Episodes of This Show
Jul 25, 2017