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, […]

Adolescent Mental Health: Using A Participatory Mapping Methodology to Jointly Identify Key Topics, Questions, and Priorities for Future Work and Data Collaboration

By Alexandra Shaw, Andrew J. Zahuranec, Andrew Young, Stefaan G. Verhulst, Jennifer Requejo, Liliana Carvajal Adolescence is a unique stage of life. The brain undergoes rapid development; individuals face new experiences, relationships, and environments. These events can be exciting, but they can also be a source of instability and hardship. Half of all mental conditions manifest by […]

Starting with NYC, new initiative weighs pros and cons of data re-use for COVID-19 and future threats

BROOKLYN, New York, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – The Governance Lab (The GovLab), an action research center at New York University Tandon School of Engineering, with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, announced the creation of The Data Assembly. Beginning in New York City, the effort will explore how communities perceive the risks and […]

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 […]

Launch: Responsible Data for Children (RD4C) Toolkit

The GovLab and UNICEF, as part of the Responsible Data for Children initiative (RD4C), are pleased to share a set of lightweight and user-friendly tools to support organizations and practitioners seeking to operationalize the RD4C Principles. These principles—Purpose-Driven, People-Centric, Participatory, Protective of Children’s Rights, Proportional, Professionally Accountable, and Prevention of Harms Across the Data Lifecycle—are especially important in 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 […]

From Idea to Reality: Why We Need an Open Data Policy Lab

The belief that we are living in a data age—one characterized by unprecedented amounts of data, with unprecedented potential—has  become mainstream. We regularly read phrases such as “data is the most valuable commodity in the global economy” or that data provides decision-makers with an “ever-swelling flood of information.” Without doubt, there is truth in such […]

LAUNCH: The Responsible Data for Children (RD4C) Case Studies

This week, as part of the Responsible Data for Children initiative (RD4C), the GovLab and UNICEF launched a new case study series to provide insights on promising practice as well as barriers to realizing responsible data for children. Drawing upon field-based research and established good practice, RD4C aims to highlight and support responsible handling of […]