Research Seminar Series, featuring Open Data Policy Lab City Incubator, Part II

February 11, 2022

In Case You Missed It

Watch Part II of our seminar in collaboration with the Open Data Policy Lab’s City Incubator for a discussion about reimagining institutions, investing in innovators, prioritizing data infrastructure in cities across the globe. For even more information about City Incubator participants, watch Part I

What is the Open Data Policy Lab's City Incubator?

Today, 56% of the global population lives in cities. This number is expected to increase to 68% by 2050. Our city governments are the stewards of valuable data, data systems and data policies. How might we better equip our cities to solve problems with data? The Open Data Policy Lab‘s City Incubator is a program to help public intrapreneurs from 10 cities around the world to develop their data innovation ideas into reality by providing dedicated support over a six month period from September 2021 to March 2022. 

Part II of the City Incubator seminar will follow up to Part I’s discussion, with discussions about Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; Beer Sheva, Israel; Springfield, Missouri, USA; Mendoza City, Argentina; New York City, New York, USA; and Changunarayan Municipality, Nepal.

Portrait of Andrea Calderon

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Andrea Calderon, Race & Equity Data Analyst, Office of Equity & Inclusion, City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America

Operationalizing the city’s equity ethos into a public geospatial tool, the Albuquerque Equity Index, which shows geographies of inequity in Albuquerque and helps evaluate the reach of city service distribution with the goal of increasing municipal investment.

Portrait of Emri Brickner

Beer Sheva, Israel

Emri Brickner, Smart City Department Manager, Municipal Division of IT & Innovation, Beer Sheva, Israel

Supporting a large local nonprofit by customizing Beer Sheva’s open data and federal Israeli data to support a hyper-local view of communities that the nonprofit serves locally to support decision-making effectiveness.

Portrait of Danny Perches

Springfield, Missouri, United States of America

Danny Perches, Development Project Facilitator, City Manager’s Office, City of Springfield, Missouri, United State of America

Developing a public key performance indicator dashboard in order to demonstrate action and progress across the city’s various functions and improve trust with the public.

Portrait of Luciano Santoni

Mendoza City, Argentina

Luciano Pedro Santoni, Geographer, Spatial Data Team, Mendoza City, Argentina

Digitizing and supporting the datafication of road accidents in Mendoza City through collaboration with the Transportation Agency to support data-driven decision-making in future traffic-infrastructure investments. 

New York City, New York, United States of America

Cindy Nicklin, Data Operations Manager, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, City of New York, New York, United States of America
Oliver Bjornsson, Policy Analyst, Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, City of New York, NY, United States of America

To support COVID-19 recovery efforts, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics launched the Recovery Data Partnership, a data collaborative enabling 80 city analysts access to 15 external datasets; through the City Incubator the team seeks to institutionalize this process to support future use cases and collaborations with third party datasets to support data-driven decisionmaking citywide.

Portrait of Siddhanta Neupane

Changunarayan Municipality, Nepal

Siddhanta Neupane, IT Officer & Project Team Leader, Information Technology Department, Changunarayan Municipality, Nepal

Taking the Changunarayan Open Data Platform to the next level by developing necessary open data standards, policies and governance structures along with advancements in the geospatial functions of the platform.