The report of the 2013 Aspen Institute Forum on Communications and Society (FOCAS) is a series of six chapters that examine the current barriers to open government and provides creative solutions for advancing open government efforts.
Archive for 2014
Socrata published the Winter 2014 edition of
Open Innovation magazine. In this issue, the company takes a look back at the most exciting year in open data history, and shares some thoughts on what’s to come in 2014. As innovators push the open data movement forward, Socrata features their stories, successes, advice, and ideas.
Professors Nambisan and Nambisan present an innovative framework from which to view citizen “co-creation,” which refers to the development of new public services by citizens in partnership with governments.
In this video interview, academic and author Richard Florida explains how energy and creative, knowledge-based companies—particularly in the high-tech field—are increasingly consolidating in urban areas, generating a new economic growth model.
The Smart Chicago Collaborative, a civic organization devoted to making lives better in Chicago through technology, has put together a collection of data sources in various areas of public safety and given some examples of safety apps being used around the US.
A new report published by Gigaom Research explores the new opportunities that the emerging ecosystem of “Smart Cities” offers to startups. Startups can harness a growing ecosystem of consumer technologies, open data, supportive city policies, urban startup-focused programs, open procurement, and organizations involved in everything from funding to research and help solve urban challenges.
The Open Data 500 is the a comprehensive study of U.S. companies that use open government data to generate new business and develop new products and services. The study will identify, describe, and analyze companies that use open government data in their businesses.