Announcing the launch of the GovLab’s CrowdLaw for Congress project

The GovLab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is pleased to announce the launch of CrowdLaw for Congress (congress.crowd.law) — a free, online course and resource kit including training videos, case studies and a “playbook” of practical strategies showcasing how and why legislatures are using technology to engage the public in lawmaking The initiative, […]

People learn in different ways. The way we teach should reflect that

This article was written by Jason Williams-Bellamy and Beth Simone Noveck. This is the third article in a series (first here and second here) by The Governance Lab on training 21st century public sector leaders. This article originally appeared on Apolitical. There’s never been more hybrid learning in the public sector than today As we noted in […]

International polling begins: What are the most pressing migration issues for data science?

The GovLab at NYU Tandon, the European Commission, and the International Organisation on Migration launch public online voting for 100 Questions Initiative CAIRO, Monday, January 20, 2020 — The Governance Lab at New York University Tandon School of Engineering and its partners released the most pressing questions on migration that could be answered leveraging data […]

The Governance Lab at NYU Tandon Announces the Launch of the Multi-City Challenge Program

BROOKLYN, New York, December 10, 2019 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering announced the re-launch of the Multi-City Challenge program, an effort to help cities and their residents collaboratively design solutions to urgent public problems. The initiative, supported by the Tinker Foundation, and in collaboration with Consejo […]

Public Entrepreneurship and Policy Engineering

By Beth Simone Noveck This article was originally published in Communications of the ACM. Science and technology have progressed exponentially, making it possible for humans to live longer, healthier, more creative lives. The explosion of Internet and mobile phone technologies have increased trade, literacy, and mobility.11 At the same time, life expectancy for the poor has […]

Toward Data-Intensive Open Science: EU Open Access Envoy Jean-Claude Burgelman Reflects on the Open Science Movement

This article was originally published  on November 25, 2019 in Data & Policy, the peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges, by Andrew J. Zahuranec and Stefaan Verhulst Over his accomplished career, Jean-Claude Burgelman has served as a pioneer in identifying societal and technological trends that have the potential to transform […]

The GovLab and UNICEF Launch Responsible Data for Children (RD4C) Initiative

Thirty years ago today, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is now the most widely ratified treaty in the world. The world has achieved enormous progress in achieving the treaty’s goals, but new threats have emerged. Today’s children are quantified to an unprecedented degree. In our […]

Solving Public Problems with Collective Intelligence: how institutions and crowds can work together

By Matt Ryan, Senior Fellow, The GovLab Beth Simone Noveck, Director, The GovLab Peter Baeck, Head of the Center for Collective Intelligence Design, Nesta Around the globe there is increasing recognition that the traditional ways of solving public problems are insufficient for the challenges of the 21st century.  Political leaders, policy makers and service providers at […]

Making Women and Girls Data Visible: The GovLab and Data2X Facilitate Event on Big Data and Gender

By Andrew J. Zahuranec, Michelle Winowatan, and Stefaan Verhulst Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly made achieving gender equality a Sustainable Development Goal, a global priority to achieve by 2030. Today, with only a decade remaining, the need for high-quality data to measure progress is more important than ever. The lack of gender-disaggregated […]