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Conoce a los 5 Municipios Participantes del Multi-city Challenge México 2020

An English version of this post is also available on The GovLab blog here (Una versión en inglés de esta publicación también está disponible en el blog de GovLab aquí).   BROOKLYN, Nueva York, Septiembre 16, 2020 —Hermosillo, Reynosa, San Nicolás, San Pedro y Torreón han sido seleccionadas para participar en el Multi-City Challenge México 2020. […]

Meet the 5 Municipalities Participating In the Multi-city Challenge Mexico 2020

The GovLab is working with Select Northern Mexican Cities’ Own Residents to Tackle Urban Problems A Spanish version of this post is also available on The GovLab blog here (Una versión en español de esta publicación también está disponible en el blog de The GovLab aquí). BROOKLYN, New York, September 16, 2020 – Hermosillo, Reynosa, […]

How Data Can Map and Make Racial Inequality More Visible (If Done Responsibly)

The piece is supplemented by a crowdsourced listing of Data-Driven Efforts to Address Racial Inequality. NOTES The GovLab developed this living reflection document with diverse input from our network to help identify the opportunities, risks, challenges, and lessons about the use of data to make racial inequalities more visible and the ways it may be […]

Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress Hosts Virtual Member Discussion

This release was originally written and distributed by The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on May 7, 2020. Members were joined by two guest speakers to discuss committee continuity and remote operations Washington, D.C. – The Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress (“Select Committee”) held a virtual discussion with two guest speakers to discuss the […]

Continuity in Legislatures Amid COVID-19: An Updated Snapshot

By Sam DeJohn, Anirudh Dinesh, and Dane Gambrell As COVID-19 changes how we work, governments everywhere are experimenting with new ways to adapt and continue legislative operations under current physical restrictions. From city councils to state legislatures and national parliaments, more public servants are embracing and advocating for the use of new technologies to convene, deliberate, and […]

Do You Have COVID-19 Questions? We Have Answers: Ask a Scientist Launches

This blog post was written by Kathryn Kohn and originally appeared in the Federation of American Scientists blog on March 18, 2020. Today, the Federation of American Scientists, The Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, and the State of New Jersey Office of Innovation launched a free interactive tool to help answer the public’s questions on COVID-19 virus in English […]

The future of work is having a midlife crisis

Policymakers should ask more questions and focus less on their favourite answers This article was written by Jeffrey Brown, Head of Technology Policy at the Bertelsmann Foundation and Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of The GovLab. It was originally published on Apolitical on March 16, 2020. Workers around the world are starting to realise the myriad ways […]

Taking a New Approach to Solving Urban Problems: A call for Mexican Cities to Participate in the Multi-City Challenge

Brooklyn, New York, February 27, 2020 — Today, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering has opened the call for Mexican municipalities to apply to participate in its Multi-City Challenge 2020, a program that aims to solve urban problems by partnering with the people most affected by these problems […]

New ACM Journal Co-edited by Beth Simone Noveck and Soon Ae Chun Explores How Technology Is Transforming Government

This press release was originally published on on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In Inaugural Issue, Pioneers Look at the Development and Future of Digital Democracy New York, NY, February 25, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced the inaugural issue of Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), a new interdisciplinary open access journal on […]

The GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation launch the 100 Questions “Future of Work” domain

BROOKLYN, New York, February 11, 2020 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Bertelsmann Foundation have partnered to launch the “Future of Work” domain of The 100 Questions Initiative, an effort to identify the most important societal questions for which greater access to data and data science methods […]