(Printable PDF version) Town planning made lean and agile Who: Whangarei District Council’s District Planning Team What: A regulatory Town Plan for Kamo in Northland, New Zealand Where: https://www.facebook.com/kamoplacerace Why: The council was required under statute to review each provision …

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Proponents of open data have long argued that the release of government information to the public could result in meaningful impact for citizens. To date, though, little evidence has demonstrated the real-world impacts of open data. Indeed, the field has …

New #ODimpact Release: How is Open Data Creating Economic Opportunities and Solving Public Problems? Read more »

Despite global commitments to and increasing enthusiasm for open data, little is actually known about its use and impact. What kinds of social and economic transformation has open data brought about, and what is its future potential? How—and under what …

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Help assess open data’s impacts across the world. Collaborate and share your knowledge by reviewing one or more case studies By Andrew Young and Stefaan Verhulst Context:  Recent years have witnessed considerable enthusiasm over open data. Several studies have documented …

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The GovLab is excited to participate this week in ConDatos, the largest open data event in South America, and one of the largest in the world. Given our interest in the reinvention of governance for the 21st century, open data …

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The CIO Council Innovation Committee has released their third Open Data Case Study, Leveraging Data Through Partnerships, showcasing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress. At the same time it …

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The economic and social potential of open data is widely acknowledged. In particular, the business opportunities have received much attention. But for all the excitement, we still know very little about how and under what conditions open data really works. …

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New paper by Jan Whittington et al: “Cities hold considerable information, including details about the daily lives of residents and employees, maps of critical infrastructure, and records of the officials’ internal deliberations. Cities are beginning to realize that this data has …

Push, Pull, and Spill: A Transdisciplinary Case Study in Municipal Open Government Read more »

An example of a bit-error changing a URL as part of Artem Dinaburg’s bitsquatting post   Here are some (of the rather a lot of) things that caught our attention last week. Brandon Rishel’s “Cartographers Without Borders” map has been doing …

Data Lab Link Roundup: Data impacts, satellite economics, bitsquatting, a favorite number, giving trees email addresses and more… Read more »