The Agile Governance: Reimagining Policy-making in the Fourth Industrial Revolution white paper, published by the World Economic forum, tries to investigate the ways in which forth industrial revolution affect policy-making cycles. Given that emerging technologies scale up much quicker than in previous industrial revolutions, irrespective of whether we develop new governance systems to manage them, it is essential to act towards shaping the impact of technologically driven systems for a shared vision.
People involved in creating the world’s smart cities might think everyone knows what a smart city is. But in reality, only 18% of people have heard of the term ‘smart city’, let alone understood what it means. Moreover, emerging technologies such as AI, play a key role in smart city projects; even so, they are alien to most of the public.
At the fourth International Open Data Conference in Madrid, Spain in October 2016, New York City’s Chief Analytics Officer debuted the Open Data team’s six “Open Data Values.” Each of these values is presented here, along with a specific step the administration has taken to ensure that every new open data initiative reflects the Open Data for All vision: that every New Yorker can benefit from Open Data, and that Open Data can benefit from every New Yorker.
Through the Public Feedback you are invited to provide your views on the draft actions proposed in the Background Papers by the Partnerships. This feedback will be used by the Partnerships for the preparation of the final
This week, nearly 500 urban resilience leaders from cities around the world, including 80 Chief Resilience Officers, are gathering in New York City to share ideas and innovations from their cities, collaborate on new solutions, explore New York as a living laboratory for urban resilience, and to together chart the course of the movement. Here is the programme and links to video lectures (from 100ResilientCities)
Crowdsourcing has proliferated across disciplines and professional fields. Implementers in the public sector face practical challenges, however, in the execution of crowdsourcing. This paper by Helen K. Liu, an assistant professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at the University of Hong Kong, synthesizes prior crowdsourcing research and practices from a variety of disciplines and focuses to identify lessons for meeting the practical challenges of crowdsourcing in the public sector.
Open Governance in the Smart City was developed in the framework of the EU funded Horizon 2020 research project smarticipate. Through eleven cases – 9 European and 2 non-European cities – the report provides an overview of the variety of approaches local governments and communities can take to ICT enabled open governance. In addition to describing the different approaches, the report also discusses risks and challenges, concluding with a number of recommendations.