Reading Development

Random readings on society, politics and change – Jorge Carrillo

Big Data and the Well-Being of Women and Girls

This report illustrates the potential of big data in filling the global gender data gap. The rise of big data, however, does not mean that traditional sources of data will … Continue reading

Friday, 24 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Open Data Privacy Playbook

Cities today collect and store a wide range of data that may contain sensitive or identifiable information about residents. As cities embrace open data initiatives, more of this information is … Continue reading

Monday, 13 March 2017 · Leave a comment

Our Digital Rights to the City

‘Our Digital Rights to the City’ is a small collection of articles about digital technology, data and the city. It covers a range of topics relating to the political and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 7 March 2017 · Leave a comment

A City Is Not a Computer

Shannon Mattern – We should reject data-driven models that delegate critical, often ethical decisions to the machine. Urban intelligence is more than information processing. Urban intelligence involves experience, observation, sensory … Continue reading

Sunday, 19 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Value in the Commons Economy: Developments in Open and Contributory Value Accounting

Society is shifting from a production modus based on value created in a market system (through labor and capital) to one which recognizes broader value streams. These streams are experienced … Continue reading

Thursday, 16 February 2017 · Leave a comment

Trends in Smart City Development

“Trends in Smart City Development” is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and … Continue reading

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 · Leave a comment

When is governance data “good enough”?

A growing number of governance data producers are investing significant time and resources to evaluate public sector performance in low- and middle-income countries. Yet, surprisingly little is known about how … Continue reading

Saturday, 24 December 2016 · Leave a comment

The Urban Geographical Imagination in the Age of Big Data

This paper explores the variety of ways that emerging sources of (big) data are being used to reconceptualize the city, and how these understandings of what the urban is shapes … Continue reading

Friday, 23 December 2016 · Leave a comment

Community Engagement Strategies for Open Data Collaborations

From exploring neighborhood maps to generating analysis and building applications, citizens, businesses, nonprofits and technologists can all benefit from open data. However, much of the recent focus on open data … Continue reading

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 · Leave a comment
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