GovEx leaders speak at “Knowledge into Action” conference

Oct 26, 2023 | Blog

This week GovEx Executive Director Amy Edwards Holmes, GovEx founder and Associate Vice Provost of Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University Beth Blauer, and Amanda Daflos, Executive Director of our sister center, the Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation,  spoke at the new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center in Washington, D.C. about how our teams are using knowledge and research to propel city governments into action for the benefit of their communities.

GovEx is focused on helping city leaders in the United States and around the world harness the power of data in ways that encourage more efficient governing, improve infrastructure and citizen services, and foster cultures of government transparency. 

The event was part of this week’s Recognizing Interdependence to Move Knowledge into Action conference, where members of GovEx’s Research and Analytics team shared their work on several transformative projects including the world-recognized Coronavirus Resource Center, a tool for tracking standards of living in U.S. cities, and a new web source to address childhood lung health. 

The new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., will eventually be home to the university’s new School of Government and Policy. GovEx will work closely with the university as it prepares to open the school in 2026.