A new report by Professor Brabham, for IBM Center for The Business of Government, tries to categorize some of the new government crowdsourcing cases into a four-part, problem-based typology, encouraging government leaders and public administrators to consider these open problem-solving techniques as a way to engage the public and tackle difficult policy and administrative tasks more effectively and efficiently using online communities.
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Urban Age Institute Board Chairman Tim Campbell joined Saskia Sassen and Greg Lindsay onstage at the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Forum to discuss about the way mass urbanization is changing governance, politics, geopolitics, and the economy.
Published by the Commons Lab, “New Visions in Citizen Science” showcases seventeen case studies that offer a mosaic view of federally-sponsored citizen science and open innovation projects, from in-the-field data collection to online games for collective problem-solving. This report offers a sampling of different models that support public contribution, potential challenges, and positive impacts that projects can have on scientific literacy, research, management, and public policy.
The paper “Transparency 2.0: The Fundamentals of Online Open Government”, from Granicus, provides principles and practices about building transparency, trust, and engagement with the public. It also outlines 12 fundamentals of online open government that have been proven across more than 1,000 government agencies throughout North America.
Civic leaders, organizations, funders and citizens increasingly recognize the power of technology to connect people, improve cities and make government more effective. A new report from Knight Foundation offers a first-of-its-kind analysis of the emerging civic tech landscape, including investments being made in this growing field and the organizations behind them.
The “Open Source City” book, by Jason Hibbets, showcases the open source culture, government policies, and economic development happening in Raleigh and acts as a guide for other cities to pursue their open source city brand. It presents how the open source characteristics of collaboration, transparency, and participation are shaping the open government and open data movements.
As part of an ongoing effort to build a knowledge base for the field of opening governance by organizing and disseminating its learnings, the GovLab published an annotated and curated collection of recommended works on Crowdfunding.