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“People-Led Innovation” – a Project from the GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation – to be Showcased at Paris Peace Forum

This Sunday, November 11, 2018, the GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation will join nearly 20,000 experts and practitioners from the fields of politics, economics, academia, media, and civil society for the inaugural Paris Peace Forum, to present their project: People-Led Innovation. The project, titled People-Led Innovation: Toward a Methodology for Solving Urban Problems in the […]

LAUNCH of New Platform and Field Report on Blockhange – Blockchain Technologies for Social Change

Blockchain technologies are a new form of data disclosure technologies that have received extensive coverage and attention because of their potential to transform (or “disrupt”) industry sectors – ranging from financial services and publishing to supply chain management and real-estate. Additionally, blockchain is increasingly believed to be capable of positively empowering underserved populations in a […]

“Learning Public Innovation” Conferences: Measurement and Evaluation

This blog post originally appeared on Politics for Tomorrow. On October 17th 2018, the GovLab and Politics for Tomorrow convened a global expert exchange focussing on measurement and evaluation. The discussion was led with an input by Lene Krogh Jeppesen from the Danish Center of Public Innovation. The main takeaway from the online conference on measurement and evaluation was to […]

GovLab Senior Fellow Announced as Secretary of Innovation and Participation for Municipality of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico

  Hon. Miguel B. Treviño, Mayor-elect of San Pedro Garza García, Mexico, announced on October 16th the appointment of GovLab Senior Fellow Dinorah Cantú-Pedraza as the municipality’s new Secretary of Innovation and Participation. Cantú-Pedraza previously led the GovLab’s City Challenges initiative. City Challenges – which combines coaching and citizen engagement to help cities co-create solutions […]

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, […]