6 lessons cities can learn from New Jersey’s cutting-edge innovation team

Among public-sector innovation circles, Beth Simone Noveck is well known as the head of The GovLab at New York University, a hub of knowledge and experimentation in using technology to improve governance. Two years ago, Noveck put on an additional professional hat when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy asked her to join his cabinet as the state’s first-ever Chief Innovation Officer.

“We’re at a tipping point with citizen engagement,” Noveck said. “Now, it’s still one-off experiments. Five years from now, we’re going to see this become the new normal in how we do things.”

Learn about the GovLab and their work to strengthen the ability of institutions and people to work more openly, collaboratively, effectively and legitimately to make better decisions and solve public problems.

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