State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking

Date: 3/21/2012
Time: 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl.
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

State of the Digital City: Government 2.0 and its Impact on Policymaking

Presented by Wagner Policy Alliance

In 2011, Mayor Bloomberg’s office rolled out its Road Map for the Digital City, a vanguard municipal plan for increasing avenues for digital engagement, government transparency, and data accessibility for New York City residents and businesses. One year later, the City boasts hundreds of recently released data sets, dozens of apps developed through city-supported hackathons and competitions, more than 200 social media engagement channels, and GovFresh’s 2011 City of the Year award for its leadership in technology-supported democracy. Clearly, much is happening on the web—but what is the impact on the ground? How have the City’s digital initiatives affected public service? Who is engaging? And what changes will government 3.0 bring?

Join the Wagner Policy Alliance for a panel discussion and reception with esteemed experts and practitioners.

NYC Council Member Gale Brewer, Founding Chair of the Committee on Technology in Government

John Kaehny, Executive Director and Founding Board Member, Reinvent Albany

Anthony Townsend, Research Director, Institute for the Future, and NYU Adjunct Assistant Professor

Shankar Prasad, NYU Adjunct Associate Professor and Founder

Sponsored by NYU Wagner's Urban Planning Student Association and NYU Law School's Law and Government Society