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Making the Case for NYC to be the Next CrowdLaw Hub

  On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the New York City Charter 2019 NYC Revision Commission held a public hearing in the Council Chambers at City Hall to gather testimony, from New York City residents, institutions and stakeholders regarding the potential amendments to the City Charter. Among the attendees were NYC Council member Ben Kallos and […]

Smarter Crowdsourcing: A Global Online Conference on Learning and Teaching Public Innovation and Entrepreneurship

By Vishala Pariag and Kajol Char. This article originally appeared on Politics for Tomorrow. On July 12th 2018, the GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow convened a global online conference, which marked the first in a series of now-quarterly online meetings. The purpose of these conferences is to examine the current state of public innovation training. Hosted by Professor Beth […]

The GovLab at NYU Tandon Announces Formation of Global Advisory Council

Organization Completes Fifth Year of Service and Looks to Expand Reach, Impact This press release was originally posted by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering on September 26, 2018. BROOKLYN, New York, September 26, 2018 – The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering announced the formation of a Global Advisory […]

The Three Goals and Five Functions of Data Stewards

Data Stewards: a new Role and Responsibility for an AI and Data Age This article by Stefaan Verhulst originally appeared in Medium on September 19, 2018. As data grows increasingly prevalent in our economy and society, it is increasingly clear, too, that tremendous value can be derived from reusing and combining previously separate data sets. Of […]

GovLab Senior Fellow Spotlights CrowdLaw Manifesto in New Article for El País

In a new article written for the Spanish national newspaper El País, GovLab Senior Fellow Victoria Alsina describes GovLab’s recently launched CrowdLaw Manifesto – a set of 12 principles which she defines as, “a call to action that aims to encourage the institutionalization of new mechanisms that allow the use of collective intelligence to improve […]

CrowdLaw and Open Justice: How public participation and technology are transforming lawmaking, government, and the courts

(Image: Fiona M. McLeod via https://twitter.com/FiMcLeodSC/status/1026739915755642881) As CrowdLaw–the use of participatory technology to engage the public in law and policymaking processes–gains traction, so too does the complementary concept of Open Justice, namely, emerging innovations in courts to open up and inform how they work. On August 7, 2018, at Victoria University’s Sir Zelman Cowen Centre in Melbourne, […]

GovLab Figures Named to List of World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government

This press release was originally posted by the NYU Tandon School of Engineering on August 8, 2018. Global Policy Platform Apolitical Honors The Governance Lab Founders Beth Simone Noveck and Stefaan Verhulst BROOKLYN, New York, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Governance innovation advocates Beth Simone Noveck and Stefaan Verhulst, the founding directors of The Governance […]

Balancing Act: Innovation vs. Privacy in the Age of Data Portability

Written by Vishala Pariag and Kajol Char In the latest edition of the GovLab’s Ideas Lunch series, Jeni Tennison, the CEO of the Open Data Institute, spoke about data and data portability as a source of innovation for public services. Tech-giants like Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have been in the news recently over several […]

Smarter Crowdsourcing: A Global Online Conference for Public Entrepreneurship Learning

The GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow will convene the first in a series of quarterly online meetings to discuss the current state of governance innovation training. On Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 11:00 am EST / 5:00 pm CET, Professor Beth Simone Noveck, Director of The GovLab in the United States and Caroline Paulick Thiel, […]