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.
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