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Alaina Harkness

Alaina Harkness is a fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Centennial Scholar Initiative, where she researches innovations in urban governance for the Project on 21st Century City Governance. She is on leave from the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, where she served as a senior programme officer for Cities, focusing on the intersection of urban development and emerging information technologies. She has also staffed civic collaborations that support neighbourhoods and residents affected by public housing redevelopment and Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. She is based in Chicago, where she serves on the City of Chicago’s Community Development Advisory Committee and the board of Urban Initiatives.

Events featuring this speaker

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

Daisy Froud, Alaina Harkness, Owen Hatherley, Indy Johar, Nathan Storring

Citizen Jane retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, as urbanisation moves to the front of the current global agenda.

£9£6.50 View event
20 October 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm Watershed

The Future of Metro Devolution

Tim Bowles, Simon Cooper, Alaina Harkness, Peter Kurz, Marvin Rees

What will the next round of devolution bring? Is the government still committed to further and wider devolution? And what will devolution do for cities in the metro areas?

FREE View event
18 October 2017 1:10pm - 2:30pm Watershed