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The Value Proposition of Circular City Data for Economic Development GovLab Unveils Work at NewLab’s Circular City Public Showcase

March 13th, 2019

By Stefaan Verhulst, Andrew Young, and Andrew J. Zahuranec When Brooklyn’s future leaders want to figure out how to grow the local economy, they won’t need to rely on intuition. Instead, they can turn to insights generated from “circular data.” Data about how pedestrians move through public spaces. Data about when and where Brooklyn’s streets […]

From Open Data to Data Collaboratives: Panel Reflects on the Case for Data Stewardship

March 11th, 2019

by Andrew J. Zahuranec and Alexandra Shaw As of 2019, over 2,000 datasets have been published on New York City’s open data platform, making the City a global leader in data sharing. This work has the potential of improving governance, empowering citizens, creating new economic opportunity, and helping to solve public problems. These achievements are […]

New Lab + The GovLab Release Report on Circular Data for a Circular City

March 8th, 2019

On March 7, The GovLab joined New Lab and partners at a sold-out event to celebrate The Circular City, a program that brings together entrepreneurs, city leaders, corporate partners, and university innovators to tackle urban challenges. As part of the program, we’re excited to announce the launch of Circular Data for a Circular City: Value Propositions […]

Future of Democracy Speaker Series Goes International with Addition of The GovLab Madrid and NYU Madrid Events

March 1st, 2019

Yesterday, February 28, 2019, dozens of civic leaders, civil servants, and students gathered at New York University’s new building in downtown Madrid to hear leaders from Spain’s largest municipalities discuss the social and equitable challenges created by the housing market pressures in their respective cities. The GovLab Madrid and NYU Madrid co-hosted the event, titled […]

“Learning Public Innovation” Conferences: Incentives for Learning Public Innovation

February 25th, 2019

This blog post originally appeared on Politics for Tomorrow. Smarter Crowdsourcing: A Global Online Conference on  Learning and Teaching Public Innovation and Entrepreneurship. On January 16th 2019, the GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow convened a global expert exchange focusing on “Incentives for Learning Public Innovation”. The discussion was led with an input by Neil Bouwer on Canada’s Digital Academy. The main takeaway from this online […]

Co-founder and Chief R&D Officer Stefaan Verhulst Provides Testimony to NYC Committee on Technology

February 13th, 2019

Yesterday on February 12, 2019, The GovLab’s Co-founder and Chief Research & Development Officer, Stefaan Verhulst, appeared before the New York City Council Committee on Technology to testify on the value of properly leveraging and sharing data to tackle the multitude of 21st century problems. The full content of Verhulst’s testimony follows below, and can […]

Introducing Contracts for Data Collaboration

January 22nd, 2019

A repository for strengthening trust, transparency, and accountability Unlocking Data for Good The road to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is complex and challenging. Policymakers around the world need both new solutions and new ways to become more innovative. This includes evidence-based policy and program design, as well as improved monitoring of progress made. Unlocking privately […]

The GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation Launch People-Led Innovation Website

January 14th, 2019

New Online Toolkit Allows City Policymakers to Leverage Their Most Valuable Asset Today, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and the Bertelsmann Foundation launched a new website to accompany an initiative that helps city governments innovate, address public challenges, and improve people’s lives. The People-Led Innovation toolkit provides […]

Seven design principles for using blockchain for social impact

December 21st, 2018

2018 will probably be remembered as the bust of the blockchain hype. Yet even as crypto currencies continue to sink in value and popular interest, the potential of using blockchain technologies to achieve social ends remains important to consider but poorly understood. In 2019, business will continue to explore blockchain for sectors as disparate as […]

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