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Open government: state of play for newcomers, April 2012

In preparation for my participation at the Gouvcamp conference, Paris 10 April, I’ve put together a little summary of some of my reading:-

Beth Noveck, Professor of Law, expert in public participation and collaboration, @bethnoveck: “Evolving Democracy for the 21st Century”

http://cairns.typepad.com/files/evolving-democracy.pdf

Many fascinating and revealing illustrations of the benefits of open data: social innovation, economic rocket fuel, user-based improvement of public services. Examples range from bicycle accidents improving road and safety planning, GPS data multiplying cost 100 times in value, to understanding the Chennai bus network. Continue reading Open government: state of play for newcomers, April 2012

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