This conference will bring together civic leaders, scholars, local practitioners, and students to discuss current and future research and policy collaborations. The event will feature panel discussions in which scholars and officials discuss work being done in Boston and other locales on education, public safety, economic development, and Boston’s emerging civic data ecosystem.

More information on the day's schedule and speakers, including Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, is online at http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-understanding-improving-cities-conference. Free and open to the public.