Computers

Citizenville

How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

Author: Gavin Newsom

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143124471

Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 5534

By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for citizens using new digital tools to transform American democracy.
Computers

Citizenville

How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

Author: Gavin Christopher Newsom

Publisher: Penguin Press HC

ISBN: 9781594204722

Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 6091

"By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America. Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy"--
Computers

Citizenville

How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

Author: Gavin Newsom

Publisher: Penguin Press HC

ISBN: 9781594204722

Category: Computers

Page: 249

View: 6483

"By integrating democratic government with cutting-edge American innovation, the lieutenant governor of California charts a bright future for open-source America. Citizenville is the story of how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy"--
Economic development

Beyond Transparency

Open Data and the Future of Civic Innovation

Author: Brett Goldstein,Lauren Dyson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615889085

Category: Economic development

Page: 316

View: 4417

The rise of open data in the public sector has sparked innovation, driven efficiency, and fueled economic development. While still emerging, we are seeing evidence of the transformative potential of open data in shaping the future of our civic life, and the opportunity to use open data to reimagine the relationship between residents and government, especially at the local level. As we look ahead, what have we learned so far from open data in practice and how we can apply those lessons to realize a more promising future for America's cities and communities? Edited by Brett Goldstein, former Chief Data Officer for the City of Chicago, with Code for America, this book features essays from over twenty of the world's leading experts in a first-of-its-kind instructive anthology about how open data is changing the face of our public institutions. Contributors include: Michael Flowers, Chief Analytics Officer, New York City Beth Blauer, former director of Maryland StateStat Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville Tim O'Reilly, founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media Eric Gordon, Director of Engagement Game Lab, Emerson College Beth Niblock, CIO, Louisville Metro Government Ryan & Mike Alfred, Co-Founders, Brightscope Emer Coleman, former director of the London Datastore Mark Headd, Chief Data Officer, City of Philadelphia "As an essential volume for anyone interested in the future of governance, urban policy, design, data-driven policymaking, journalism, or civic engagement, "Beyond Transparency" combines the inspirational glow and political grit of Profiles in Courage with the clarity of an engineer's calm explanation of how something technical actually works. Here are the detailed how-to stories of many members of the first generation of open government pioneers, written in a generous, accessible style; this compilation presents us with a great deal to admire, ample provocation, and wise guidance from a group of remarkable individuals." -Susan Crawford, author of Captive Audience "Just as he did during his time in my administration, Goldstein has brought together industry leaders to discuss issues of relevance in the open data movement and the practical implications of implementing these policies... This book will help continue the work to make open government a reality across the country." - Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago "A must-read for anyone who is passionate about what open data can do to transform city living." - Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Political Science

Slow Democracy

Rediscovering Community, Bringing Decision Making Back Home

Author: Susan Clark,Woden Teachout

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584145

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 7638

Reconnecting with the sources of decisions that affect us, and with the processes of democracy itself, is at the heart of 21st-century sustainable communities. Slow Democracy chronicles the ways in which ordinary people have mobilized to find local solutions to local problems. It invites us to bring the advantages of "slow" to our community decision making. Just as slow food encourages chefs and eaters to become more intimately involved with the production of local food, slow democracy encourages us to govern ourselves locally with processes that are inclusive, deliberative, and citizen powered. Susan Clark and Woden Teachout outline the qualities of real, local decision making and show us the range of ways that communities are breathing new life into participatory democracy around the country. We meet residents who seize back control of their municipal water systems from global corporations, parents who find unique solutions to seemingly divisive school-redistricting issues, and a host of other citizens across the nation who have designed local decision-making systems to solve the problems unique to their area in ways that work best for their communities. Though rooted in the direct participation that defined our nation's early days, slow democracy is not a romantic vision for reigniting the ways of old. Rather, the strategies outlined here are uniquely suited to 21st-century technologies and culture.If our future holds an increased focus on local food, local energy, and local economy, then surely we will need to improve our skills at local governance as well.
Business & Economics

The Responsive City

Engaging Communities Through Data-Smart Governance

Author: Stephen Goldsmith,Susan Crawford

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118910907

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 3561

Madame Zero

Author: Sarah Hall

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571290024

Category:

Page: 192

View: 1659

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018 WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION Madame Zero is a remarkable collection of dark, sensuous stories set in sometimes conflicting landscapes - rural, industrial, psychological - all of which are hauntingly resonant with dread. Whether set in an apocalyptic storm, a local swimming pool, or a surgical theatre, Hall's stories inhabit a hinterland between the natural and urban, the mundane and surreal, human and animal.
Business & Economics

Enterprise IoT

Strategies and Best Practices for Connected Products and Services

Author: Dirk Slama,Frank Puhlmann,Jim Morrish,Rishi M Bhatnagar

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491925329

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 492

View: 9346

Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models. With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors’ own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You’ll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology. This book consists of three parts: Illustrative case studies of selected IoT domains, including smart energy, connected vehicles, manufacturing and supply chain management, and smart cities The Ignite | IoT Methodology for defining IoT strategy, preparing your organization for IoT adoption, and planning and executing IoT projects A detailed case study of the IIC Track & Trace testbed, one of the first projects to be fully developed according to the Ignite | IoT Methodology
Law

Building Digital Government Strategies

Principles and Practices

Author: Rodrigo Sandoval-Almazán,Luis F. Luna-Reyes,Dolores E. Luna-Reyes,J. Ramon Gil-Garcia,Gabriel Puron-Cid,Sergio Picazo-Vela

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319603485

Category: Law

Page: 114

View: 735

This book provides key strategic principles and best practices to guide the design and implementation of digital government strategies. It provides a series of recommendations and findings to think about IT applications in government as a platform for information, services and collaboration, and strategies to avoid identified pitfalls. Digital government research suggests that information technologies have the potential to generate immense public value and transform the relationships between governments, citizens, businesses and other stakeholders. However, developing innovative and high impact solutions for citizens hinges on the development of strategic institutional, organizational and technical capabilities. Thus far, particular characteristics and problems of the public sector organization promote the development of poorly integrated and difficult to maintain applications. For example, governments maintain separate applications for open data, transparency, and public services, leading to duplication of efforts and a waste of resources. The costs associated with maintaining such sets of poorly integrated systems may limit the use of resources to future projects and innovation. This book provides best practices and recommendations based on extensive research in both Mexico and the United States on how governments can develop a digital government strategy for creating public value, how to finance digital innovation in the public sector, how to building successful collaboration networks and foster citizen engagement, and how to correctly implement open government projects and open data. It will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, students, and public sector IT professionals that work in the design and implementation of technology-based projects and programs.

Maker City

A Practical Guide for Reinventing Our Cities

Author: Peter Hirshberg,Dale Dougherty,Marcia Kadanoff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781680452631

Category:

Page: 272

View: 8826

The Maker City Playbook is a comprehensive case studies and how-to information useful for city leaders, civic innovators, nonprofits, and others engaged in urban economic development. The Maker City Playbook is committed to going beyond stories to find patterns and discern promising practices to help city leaders make even more informed decisions. Maker City Playbook Chapter 1: Introduction and a Call to Action Chapter 2: The Maker movement and Cities Chapter 3: The Maker City as Open Ecosystem Chapter 4: Education and Learning in the Maker City Chapter 5: Workforce Development in the Maker City Chapter 6: Advanced Manufacturing and Supply Chain inside the Maker City Chapter 7: Real Estate Matters in the Maker City Chapter 8: Civic Engagement in the Maker City Chapter 9: The Future of the Maker City Maker City Project is a collaboration between the Kauffman Foundation, the Gray Area for the Arts, and Maker Media.
Political Science

Wiki Government

How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful

Author: Beth Simone Noveck

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815703464

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1212

Collaborative democracy—government with the people—is a new vision of governance in the digital age. Wiki Government explains how to translate the vision into reality. Beth Simone Noveck draws on her experience in creating Peer-to-Patent, the federal government's first social networking initiative, to show how technology can connect the expertise of the many to the power of the few. In the process, she reveals what it takes to innovate in government. Launched in 2007, Peer-to-Patent connects patent examiners to volunteer scientists and technologists via the web. These dedicated but overtaxed officials decide which of the million-plus patent applications currently in the pipeline to approve. Their decisions help determine which start-up pioneers a new industry and which disappears without a trace. Patent examiners have traditionally worked in secret, cut off from essential information and racing against the clock to rule on lengthy, technical claims. Peer-to-Patent broke this mold by creating online networks of self-selecting citizen experts and channeling their knowledge and enthusiasm into forms that patent examiners can easily use. Peer-to-Patent shows how policymakers can improve decisionmaking by harnessing networks to public institutions. By encouraging, coordinating, and structuring citizen participation, technology can make government both more open and more effective at solving today's complex social and economic problems. Wiki Government describes how this model can be applied in a wide variety of settings and offers a fundamental rethinking of effective governance and democratic legitimacy for the twenty-first century.
Business & Economics

We The Future

How American Youth Can Build Dynamic Careers in the Post-Recession Era

Author: David Pattinson

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457540320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 168

View: 1275

America has entered a new era. The Great Recession of 2007-09 completely altered the way our society approaches employment. The economy is placing an increasing emphasis on knowledge and technology. Our world is becoming more globalized and interconnected than ever. It is undeniable: our world is changing. Change is a good thing, but it can also be painful, and I believe that Millennials have born the pain of these historic shifts more than any other group. Since the start of the Recession, the unemployment rate for young adults has been significantly higher than the national average. Total student debt in America exceeds $1 trillion dollars. And young people continue to face serious challenges in obtaining meaningful employment. Despite these obstacles, I believe young people have the power to achieve success in this new era. But this will require major shifts in how we approach education, what we expect from our government, and how we plan our own careers. This book is a reflection of the trends and tribulations that have made up this post-Recession era, and offers guidance on how to build meaningful, dynamic careers. It is a collection of the important conversations young people (and those who advise them) need to have in order to grasp success in a new economic age. We are the future of America. I believe the future is bright if we decide to act now.
Business & Economics

Innovative State

Author: Aneesh Chopra

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802121349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 530

Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change America, a movement arose around the idea that these same technologies could reshape and improve government. But the idea languished, and while the private sector innovated, our government stalled. The election of Barack Obama offered a new opportunity. In 2009, Aneesh Chopra was named the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. Previously the Secretary of Technology for Virginia and managing director for a health care think tank, Chopra led the administration’s initiatives for a more open, tech-savvy government. In Innovative State, he draws on this experience and interviews with policy experts and tech insiders to offer an absorbing look at how government can establish a new paradigm for the internet era and allow us to tackle our most challenging problems, from economic development to veteran affairs.
Computers

Electronic Government

13th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, EGOV 2014, Dublin, Ireland, September 1-3, 2014, Proceedings

Author: Marijn Janssen,Hans Jochen Scholl,Maria A. Wimmer,Frank Edward Bannister

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662444267

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 8898

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 13th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference on Electronic Government, EGOV 2014, held in Dublin, Ireland, in September 2014. The 26 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 70 submissions. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: foundations; services and interoperability; policy and stakeholders; open data; and design and values.
Political Science

Political Ideologies

Their Origins and Impact

Author: Leon P. Baradat,John A. Phillips

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317232291

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

View: 9487

Comprehensive and accessible, Political Ideologies follows the evolution of political thought over 300 years. Organized chronologically, this text examines each major ideology within a political, historical, economic, and social context. Leon Baradat's skillful prose is joined by John Phillips’ skillful updating to ensure that students obtain a clear understanding of how ideas influence the political realities of our time. The twelfth edition of this beloved text emphasizes new developments in ideologically charged arenas including the Middle East and Islam, gay marriage, feminism, climate change, and more. New to the 12th edition In addition to a thorough updating of examples, detail, and data, the following items are either wholly new or considerably expanded in this edition: The mixed legacy of the Obama administration on civil liberties, foreign policy, health care, immigration, and especially the environment, and the mounting jeopardy to the global environment posed by record-breaking global warming and pollution. The recently developed variegations in conservatism: The Tea Party movement, the expanding political importance of religious extremists, and the growing incivility of its extremists. The Great Recession, its causes and its political fallout. The US tax system’s mal-distribution of wealth and its implications for the middle class and American democracy. The reemergence of authoritarianism in the Developing World and Russia. China’s continuing economic miracle while maintaining a firm grip on the political system, if through official corruption, but also suffering serious social, environmental, and health problems. The transfer of power from Fidel to Raoul Castro, and the rapprochement of the US and Cuba. Right-wing extremism mounting in Europe, Asia, and the United States. The growing salience of Islamism, the Iran nuclear deal, and the transformation of the Arab Spring to the Islamist Winter. Terrorism’s increasing acceptance in certain quarters, especially the spread of ISIS in the Middle-East and its mounting threat to the globe via sleeper cells and lone-wolf attacks. The spreading strength of feminism in the Developing World, and a renewed focus on the gender wage gap and same-sex marriage in the West.
Political Science

American Government and Politics Today: No Separate Policy Chapters Version, 2015-2016 Edition (with MindTap Political Science Printed Access Card)

Author: Lynne E. Ford,Barbara A. Bardes,Steffen W. Schmidt,Mack C. Shelley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305687973

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 3176

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS TODAY is known nationwide for its balanced, unbiased, and modern coverage of constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and their processes. The book provides the knowledge that allows students to make informed choices, encourages them to play an active role in the decision-making process, and promotes their enthusiastic participation in the world around them by providing the tools they need to get involved. The 2015-2016 edition's updates include in-depth coverage of the midterm 2014 elections. This version has no separate policy chapters. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Computers

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

Author: Anthony M. Townsend

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393082873

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 9339

Traces the root of modern, sprawling megacities to advances in information technologies throughout the twentieth century and discusses how these advances can inform and improve the future of human settlements.
Political Science

Pearls, Politics, and Power

How Women Can Win and Lead

Author: Madeleine Kunin

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580727

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 3316

Pearls, Politics, and Power is a call to action for new political engagement and leadership from the women of America. Informed by conversations with elected women leaders from all levels, former three-term Vermont Governor and Ambassador to Switzerland Madeleine M. Kunin asks: What difference do women make? What is the worst part of politics, and what is the best part? What inspired these women to run, and how did they prepare themselves for public life? How did they raise money, protect their families' privacy, deal with criticism and attack ads, and work with the good old boys? Kunin's core message is that America needs an infusion of new leadership to better address the major problems of our time. To see how women can achieve that goal, she combines her personal experience in politics; the lessons of past women's movements; the stories of young women today who have new ideas about their role in society; and interviews with a wide range of women in positions of power, looking for clues to their leadership, as well as the effects of gender stereotyping. She interviews Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, analyzes her campaign, and addresses the question: "Is the country ready?" Other interviewees include U.S. Representatives Loretta Sanchez, Linda Sanchez, Deborah Pryce, and Tammy Baldwin, and U.S. Senators Susan Collins, Amy Klobuchar, and Carol Moseley Braun, and Governors Kathleen Sibelius and Janet Napolitano. The next generation of women will be inspired to lead by seeing women like Nancy Pelosi wielding the gavel, and seeing themselves reflected in the portraits in statehouses, courthouses, corporate and university boardrooms, and the White House. Pearls, Politics, and Power will help ensure that this inspiration is not soured or deflected, but channeled into successful candidacies by America's leaders of tomorrow. What will it take for women to assume their rightful places in the political corridors of power?
History

The Great Persuasion

Reinventing Free Markets since the Depression

Author: Angus Burgin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674067436

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 916

Just as economists struggle today to justify the free market after the global economic crisis, an earlier generation revisited their worldview after the Great Depression. In this intellectual history of that project, Burgin traces the evolution of postwar economic thought in order to reconsider the most basic assumptions of a market-centered world.