Tag Archives: open innovation

A Revolutionary Toolbox

By Luis Loria  “People who think about social change in traditional political terms cannot begin to imagine the changes that lie ahead. Conventional reformers cast their programs in terms of national policies, or in terms of laws and central planning. But in the end, what will shape the future is a creative potential that inheres […]

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GitHub for Government

In recent years, the online collaboration platform GitHub has become synonymous with open-source innovation. With citizens increasingly calling for governments to open-source their software products (Paul Ford’s recent article on the subject provides a concise summary of why doing so will lead to better software), many have suggested that GitHub could provide a meaningful first step […]

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Get Ready for the Next Wave of Open Gov Conferences

Conferences and convenings that focus on how to transform governance using advances in science and technology are being held around the world in increasing numbers. At GovLab, we’re not only interested in taking part in some of these emerging venues and conversations, we also aim to capture and study them as to analyze new ways […]

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Understanding Open Data with Joel Gurin

Joel Gurin recently joined the GovLab as Senior Advisor, and on July 17th, he spoke to the organization about his work on open data and its impacts on individuals, organizations, and society. Joel previously served as Chief of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for two years and then […]

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GovLab Editorial Meeting Links, 7/10/13

Can Silicon Valley Save the World? – Foreign Policy: A piece that tries to deflate the utopian hype around technology (One Laptop Per Child etc.) in development. But far from denying the power of tech in poverty alleviation, the author argues for more rigorous metrics and methodology in evaluating its impact in developing countries. Disruptions: […]

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The 21st century public servant

It was Niccolo Machiavelli who stated that “Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times”. So how can democratic institutions successfully solve 21st Century challenges?  This will not only require a re-design of those institutions, integrating 21st Century practices, but will also necessitate public leaders to change their “conduct with the times”. […]

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