How governments can engage digital resources to manage their Covid-19 response

By Tanya Filer & Riley Kaminer From literature to manufacturing, crisis and creativity have often gone hand-in-hand. Lauded inventions, such as radar technologies and the Turing machine used to decipher secret codes, emerged from the collective existential threat of World War II. In recent years, we have seen existing technologies innovatively repurposed to tackle major public crises. Whenminers were trapped …

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Open Data for Cities

How new approaches to public data and citizen engagement can improve how cities work By Jesse Fox This post is the first in our Digital Engagement Insights series. Empowering Citizens Policymaking at the local level is often more participatory—involving citizens’ input—than national-level policymaking. This is particularly true in cities, where local decision-makers are responsible for formulating policy in areas such …