Posts Tagged: nyc

From Intern to Superhero

Faster than a speeding bullet, stronger than a locomotive, it’s – it’s…the intern? As young professionals starting out, we often visualize our ultimate titles as Senior Project Manager, or CEO, or even President. But we don’t usually think of ourselves as heroes, let alone superheroes, even when we’re saving the day behind the scenes in… Read more »

Government Usability: Designing Public Services that Empower and Engage

New York is the latest US city to announce a municipal ID service like in San Francisco and New Haven. There has been extensive coverage of the challenges other cities have faced and the potential to help marginalized groups like the homeless, undocumented immigrants and foster children. What can we learn from the challenges other… Read more »

What are Your Chances of Becoming New York’s Next Traffic Accident?

London’s doing it. And now it’s New York’s moment to systemically address traffic-related injuries and fatalities. Pedestrian fatalities have dropped by over 75% in London since the late 1980s, and this is because of stronger laws. Transport for London estimates that cameras at high-crash locations and other precautions prevent 500 deaths or serious injuries each… Read more »

New York City

Is there anyone in the group who has experience in the NYC public sector? I will be attending an executive MPA program in NYC and I want to start meeting people who work for the city? Learn about the culture at different agencies. What are the popular agencies to work for?

GovBytes: NYC Tests Potential Solution to Parking Woes

Those living in cities are more than familiar with circling blocks for parking spots, unable to find one. New York City, however, is testing a solution that’s been tried in San Francisco. NYC will be utilizing small sensors placed on the ground in parking spots which will transmit information on whether or not a parking… Read more »

How New York City Government Is (and Isn’t) Using Social Media

I sat on a panel this past Friday with GovLoopers Sarah Kaufman from New York City’s MTA and Mark Drapeau from Microsoft as well as Gale Brewer, a City Council Member in New York City and Rachel Sterne, the Chief Digital Officer for New York City and well known for her brilliant Road Map for… Read more »