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Data Collaboratives as an enabling infrastructure for AI for Good

April 18th, 2019

New Blog Post (initially posted at the Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence Blog): “…The value of data collaboratives stems from the fact that the supply of and demand for data are generally widely dispersed — spread across government, the private sector, and civil society — and often poorly matched. This failure (a form of “market failure”) results in tremendous inefficiencies and lost […]

Open Justice: Public Entrepreneurs Learn to Use New Technology to Increase the Efficiency, Legitimacy, and Effectiveness of the Judiciary

April 11th, 2019

Open justice is a growing movement to leverage new technologies – including big data, digital platforms, blockchain and more – to improve legal systems by making the workings of courts easier to understand, scrutinize and improve. Through the use of new technology, open justice innovators are enabling greater efficiency, fairness, accountability and a reduction in […]

The GovLab Wins Non-profit Category of Annual Shield in the Cloud Anti-Corruption Innovation Challenge

March 29th, 2019

Tuesday, March 26 The Cloud Leadership Centre – the nonprofit arm of venture capital firm C5 Capital – announced The GovLab as a winner of its annual Shield in the Cloud challenge. The award, which recognizes companies and organizations for their innovations in the fight against corruption, was presented to The GovLab at an awards […]

GovLab Fellow Darshana Narayanan for The Economist: Technology and political will can create better governance

March 26th, 2019

GovLab fellow Darshana Narayanan recently published an article for The Economist as part of the publication’s series of opinion pieces on how to fix democracy. An excerpt from the article is below – for the full article, click here. Technology and political will can create better governance by Darshana Narayanan The Economist Mar 22nd, 2019 […]

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 […]

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