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Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.
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What is the Crux of Blockchain?

January 22, 2018: What blockchain really introduces is the opportunity for a power shift. It can give users the tools to trust the intermediary and control their own data.

Making Mapping More Human

March 1, 2017: What’s community mapping and how can we leverage it to drive civic engagement? Learn about The St. Louis Map Room, a pop-up community space for map-making and dialogue around civic data.

Riding the Next Wave

We were pleased to host Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, to give his book talk on his “The Third Wave.”

Time for a Smarter Policy Conversation

After years of watching Washington policymakers fight over the budget and the deficit, I think it’s past time for us to acknowledge that these conversations — about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and so on — are simply missing the point.

Technology For Democracy

There is much discussion about the precise opportunities for integrating digital tools or information communication technologies (ICTs) into the political sphere.

Can We Make Our Cities Smarter?

Cities are gaining momentum as incubators for innovation. There is much excitement about the idea of cities as “laboratories of democracy.” As a result, cities can learn best practices from one another. Sharing this information can build a strong foundation to amplify and encourage experimentation.

Category Archives: Data for Social Good

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

May 1, 2018: The data collected, released, and produced by the government has the potential to be leveraged for social good, but concerns about privacy and citizens’ rights are paramount.

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.
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The Blockchain Ethical Design Framework for Social Impact

The Blockchain Ethical Design Framework for Social Impact

March 8, 2018: The Beeck Center hosted a dinner to present a Blockchain Ethical Design Framework and host a moderated discussion on actionable strategies for the responsible development and implementation of blockchain.

What is the Crux of Blockchain?

What is the Crux of Blockchain?

January 22, 2018: What blockchain really introduces is the opportunity for a power shift. It can give users the tools to trust the intermediary and control their own data.

Using Big Data for Health Outcomes

Using Big Data for Health Outcomes

July 26, 2017: Data aggregation in healthcare seeks to improve health outcomes by providing physicians with a better picture of the context in which disease manifests.

Making Mapping More Human

Making Mapping More Human

March 1, 2017: What’s community mapping and how can we leverage it to drive civic engagement? Learn about The St. Louis Map Room, a pop-up community space for map-making and dialogue around civic data.

Riding the Next Wave

Riding the Next Wave

We were pleased to host Steve Case, Chairman of the Case Foundation and Revolution, to give his book talk on his “The Third Wave.”

Time for a Smarter Policy Conversation

Time for a Smarter Policy Conversation

After years of watching Washington policymakers fight over the budget and the deficit, I think it’s past time for us to acknowledge that these conversations — about the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, and so on — are simply missing the point.

Technology For Democracy

Technology For Democracy

There is much discussion about the precise opportunities for integrating digital tools or information communication technologies (ICTs) into the political sphere.

Can We Make Our Cities Smarter?

Can We Make Our Cities Smarter?

Cities are gaining momentum as incubators for innovation. There is much excitement about the idea of cities as “laboratories of democracy.” As a result, cities can learn best practices from one another. Sharing this information can build a strong foundation to amplify and encourage experimentation.

Make a Difference this Summer with GU Impacts!

Make a Difference this Summer with GU Impacts!

GU Impacts fellowship connects Georgetown University students with local communities around the world, through program partners including non-profit organizations, businesses, and government initiatives.

The Future of Civic Technology

The Future of Civic Technology

There are many conversations concerning “civic technology,” or “civic tech” and the opportunities for leveraging digital tools to benefit the public.

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