Civic trust is vital for people to engage with the institutions and community around them. Yet, there is no consensus on how to establish it or how to measure it. Can open data be used to both establish and understand civic trust?
In collaboration with the NYC Civic Engagement Commission, The GovLab and the Center for Urban Science + Progress are hosting a workshop during NYC Open Data Week that begins a conversation on these issues.
After a panel discussion on the current landscape of open data and local civic trust with officials representing the New York City government, civil society groups, and data practitioners, attendees will breakout into mini “civic assemblies” where they will have a chance to discuss and come up with ways that data might be used to inform or enable this work in line with a general Civic Trust Data Standard.
Key questions undergird the interactive session:
How do you measure civic trust? What data sets, tools and methodologies are required? What types of policy considerations and recommendations are needed in order to achieve the connections between open data and civic trust?
- Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab
- Randy Plemel, Expedition Works
- Alli Finn, Surveillance Resistance Labs
- Maia Woluchem, Surveillance Resistance Labs
- Oscar Romero, NYC Civic Engagement Commission
- Betsy MacLean, NYC Chief Engagement Officer
Join us on March 14th for this open and important conversation!
Light bites will be served at the after-hours mixer at Circa Brewery Drink tickets will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. Non-NYU guests must register by March 7th.