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Behavioral Science through the City Lens

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Co-hosted by the Mayors Innovation Project and the Harvard Kennedy School's Behavioral Insights Group, this daylong workshop is being offered to a cohort of Mayors Innovation Project member cities. The goal of the workshop is to deepen city understanding of behavioral science for local government and build local leader capacity for implementing behavioral approaches, as well as provide opportunity for Behavioral Insights Group/Mayors Innovation Project teams to build out approaches and workplans for partnership. By invitation only. If you have been invited and need the registration code, please contact Emily Miota (ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org).


Not currently a cohort member city but interested in future opportunities? Contact James Irwin to learn more (jirwin@mayorsinnovation.org).


Tuesday, April 11

6:00 - 8:00pm

Tentative Welcome Reception

Location TBA

Wednesday, April 12

8:30 - 9:00am


Location TBA

9:00 - 9:15am

Welcome and Introductions

​9:15 - 10:00am

Behavioral Science in Practice (BIG Faculty)

10:00 - 10:15am


10:15 - 11:45am

Brief Report-outs (MIP City Staff):

  • 1 Successful Behavioral Insights Intervention
  • 1 Proposed Intervention/Problem

​11:45 - 12:30pm


12:30 - 1:45pm

Project Team-Planning

1:45 - 2:00pm


​2:00 - 3:00pm

​Report Out



Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Harvard Business School, Boston, MA


This event is by invitation only. If you have questions regarding participation, please contact Emily Miota (ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org, 608-263-7958).



Please register here. Note: there is a registration code that invited attendees received per email from Emily Miota. If you need us to re-send the code, please email ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org



Invited city attendees have a stipend of up to $500 per person total to be used for flight, hotel, ground transportation, or other expenses. Anything above $500 is the responsibility of the attendee. Note that we cannot reimburse for flights – they must be booked through us. Read on for details.



Attendees should make their own arrangements and seek reimbursement. Nearest hotel options:


Dress & Weather

Dress is business casual. We’re happy to accommodate any mobility or other special needs – please let us know.


Getting to Boston

Boston Logan International Airport is seven miles from Harvard campus. If you would like to have your flight covered as part of your $500 stipend, we must book your flight. Please contact Michelle Bright (mbright@mayorsinnovation.org) to book.


Ground Transportation

Attendees should make their own ground transportation arrangements while in Boston- such as MBTA, Uber or taxi. Please view full reimbursement policy sent to invited attendees.



Agenda: James Irwin, 608-262-6585, jirwin@mayorsinnovation.org
Logistics: Emily Miota, 608-263-7958, ejmiota@mayorsinnovation.org


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