Tag: London Assembly

Every so often I get a call from an estate agent. They aren’t looking to sell my home, but let it out.┬áLondon is a rentier economy, and so rent controls are bitterly resisted. Read More Silver bullets and buckshot

This is the first of perhaps two or three short essays inspired by Emer Coleman‘s masters dissertation on open data, written in a personal capacity and not as part of my job. In this post I want to look at what her proposed model of “iterative and adaptive open government” would mean for scrutiny of the Mayor of London.┬áHer dissertation considers the difference between the New Public Management approach, characterised by public managers setting the goals and other public managers auditing their performance, and an emerging “Open Governance” approach using open data.

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