Designing the 100 Questions for NYC: Panel Reflects on New Science of Questioning During Open Data Week

New Yorkers face many problems in their daily lives. Whether it’s public health or public transit, residents have many concerns about the place they call home. The question many policymakers face, then, is how to identify the most urgent issues for the public in an open, participatory manner and mobilize the resources needed to solve […]

Wanted: Data Stewards: (Re-)Defining The Roles and Responsibilities of Data Stewards for an Age of Data Collaboration

By Stefaan G. Verhulst, Andrew Zahuranec, Andrew Young, and Michelle Winowatan This article was originally published in Data & Policy, the peer-reviewed, open access venue dedicated to the potential of data science to address important policy challenges. As data grows increasingly prevalent in our economy, it is increasingly clear, too, that tremendous societal value can be […]

Taking a New Approach to Solving Urban Problems: A call for Mexican Cities to Participate in the Multi-City Challenge

Brooklyn, New York, February 27, 2020 — Today, The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at New York University Tandon School of Engineering has opened the call for Mexican municipalities to apply to participate in its Multi-City Challenge 2020, a program that aims to solve urban problems by partnering with the people most affected by these problems […]

New ACM Journal Co-edited by Beth Simone Noveck and Soon Ae Chun Explores How Technology Is Transforming Government

This press release was originally published on on the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). In Inaugural Issue, Pioneers Look at the Development and Future of Digital Democracy New York, NY, February 25, 2020 – ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, today announced the inaugural issue of Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV), a new interdisciplinary open access journal on […]

The GovLab and the Bertelsmann Foundation launch the 100 Questions “Future of Work” domain

BROOKLYN, New York, February 11, 2020 — The Governance Lab (The GovLab) at NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Bertelsmann Foundation have partnered to launch the “Future of Work” domain of The 100 Questions Initiative, an effort to identify the most important societal questions for which greater access to data and data science methods […]

Responsible Data for Children (RD4C): 10 Takeaways from the Literature

In late 2019, The GovLab and UNICEF launched Responsible Data for Children (RD4C), an initiative providing guidance, tools, and leadership to support the responsible handling of data for and about children. We shared the first outputs from the initiative in November, including an annotated collection of Selected Readings on RD4C, a report synthesizing lessons learned […]

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 […]