“城市如何变化，谁福利，以及如何确保最多的人受益？”华盛顿特区，规划和经济发展副市长Brian Kenner于研究所主办的活动问道城市创新中心这探讨了数字化和自动化如何鼓励新的城市治理方法。The center’s director, Jennifer Bradley, invited Kenner along with Scott Kratz, the director of the 11th Street Bridge Park, and Stephen Goldsmith, a Harvard professor and the former mayor of Indianapolis, to discuss the opportunities and challenges that tech-enabled city governments face. This new form of urban governance upends traditional bureaucracies and puts citizens at the center of operations, focusing on outcomes and changing the way public employees work. Goldsmith stressed the predictive abilities city governments now have at their disposal and how modeling can advance data-driven policymaking. Kratz emphasized the need for city leaders to listen to communities and build trust. New digital tech can help governments reach and empower underserved communities, but leaders will need to be deliberate in how they use these tools. Otherwise, innovation just might widen equity gaps instead of bridging them.