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Govern for America Trains New Generation of Public Sector Innovators

Sunday, June 9, marked the beginning of the inaugural Govern for America (GfA) Summer Institute. Govern for America is a nonprofit organization which “builds the pipeline into public service by connecting high-potential recent graduates to high-impact roles in state governments through a two-year fellowship program.” The Fellowship recruits recent college graduates to, upon completion of […]

Data & Policy: An open access peer-reviewed publication venue exploring Policy-Data Interaction

Co-founder and Chief Research and Development Officer, Stefaan Verhulst, is an Editor-in-Chief of the new Data & Policy journal. The press release announcing the launch of the journal (originally published here) is copied below. Today we announce the launch of a new open access and peer-reviewed journal: Data & Policy. Aimed at a growing global community of […]

The GovLab at NYU Tandon announces the 100 Questions Initiative

Sourcing 100 questions on key societal challenges that can be answered by data insights BROOKLYN, New York, Wednesday, May 29, 2019 — The Governance Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced the launch of the 100 Questions Initiative — an effort to identify the most important societal questions whose answers can be found in data and data […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]