Columbia World Projects

Digital Tools for a Responsive Government: A Report for the NYC Civic Engagement Commission


  • Thomas Asher (Director, Research and Engagement, Columbia World Projects)
  • Hollie Russon Gilman (Huo Family Foundation Fellow, Columbia World Projects)
  • Abigail Anderson (Program Associate, Research and Engagement, Columbia World Projects)


Role: Expert Counsel



Columbia World Projects (CWP), an initiative of Columbia University, in collaboration with the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and the New York City Civic Engagement Commission (CEC), hosted a series of meetings with the goal of providing high-level expert counsel to the CEC on how, if and when digital tools might be employed to better engage New York City’s communities and enhance government responsiveness to the needs and concerns of residents. Considerations of equity, responsiveness, and transparency lay at the center of these discussions as well as a keen concern for how other cities have used digital tools, seeking to understand the conditions under which such efforts succeed or fail.

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  • DATE:

    March 12, 2021


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