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Data and the City Report

Data and the City: How Can Public Data Infrastructures Change Lives in Urban Regions? report, produced by Jonathan Gray and Danny Lämmerhirt, aims to shed light on aspects referring to the ways in which data can play an essential role in tackling emerging issues from the rapid urbanization process. Continue reading…

Report: Use of digital and 3D visualization technology in planning for new development

This report, prepared for the Scottish Government, aims to provide insights regarding the potential role of 3D visualisations in the decision-making processes in Scotland.  Continue reading…

Governing with Collective Intelligence

This report, published by Nesta, provides an introduction to collective intelligence in government. It aims to be useful and relevant to governments of countries at very different levels of development. It highlights the ways in which governments are better understanding the world around them, drawing on ideas and expertise from their citizens, and encouraging greater scrutiny of their actions. Continue reading…

Pushing the Limits of Collective Intelligence

In this episode of Stanford Innovation Lab, Michael Bernstein, a computer scientist at Stanford University, explores how to harness crowdsourcing to tackle daunting challenges. Continue reading…

Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?

BigDataBig Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? is a report published by Federal Trade Commission on January 2016, based on the information collected during a public workshop which was held on September 2014.

According to this report, four discrete phases can be identified during the transformation process of “little” data to “big” data: (1) collection; (2) compilation and consolidation; (3) analysis; and (4) use. Continue reading…

Citizens Make the Future Infographic

citizens-make-the-futureAs part of the US National Day of Civic Hacking, the Institute for the Future (IFTF) created Citizens Make the Future, a map to help frame the conversation around the next decade’s most significant opportunities and challenges in civic governance. Continue reading…

Crowdsourcing Forecasts on Science & Technology

sciCastSciCast is a research project run by George Mason University to forecast the outcomes of key issues in science and technology. SciCast is based on the idea that the collective wisdom of an informed and diverse group is often more accurate at forecasting the outcome of events than that of one individual expert. Continue reading…

Using Crowdsourcing In Government

Using-Crowdsourcing-In-Government-1A 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. Continue reading…

Book: The Solution Revolution

The solution revolution“The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming up To Solve Society’s Toughest Problems,” (September 17, 2013; Harvard Business Review Press) by Deloitte’s William Eggers and Paul Macmillan explores how public and private sectors are converging to solve today’s most urgent social problems. Continue reading…

Video: Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities

Warren Karlenzig, President of Common Current, a company which is working on urban sustainability master planning and similar issues, spoke at TEDx Mission on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to address climate change and climate change adaptation. Continue reading…