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Research Assistant (RA) for Accessing Open Innovation in the formation of urban citizenship

The New School

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted April 28, 2021.

“The Research Assistant (RA) will be involved with Prof Wendy W Fok in the project, Accessing Open Innovation in the formation of urban citizenship, through maintaining and administering the web and digital platform.

The RA will also be working closely with Prof Fok on contacting various private and public parties within New York city to dive deeply on finding out this data, and potentially working with city officials to learn more about the social impact of how open innovation is applied as a design strategy in running a city.

Students with Design, Policy, Architecture, Economics and Law interests are encouraged to apply.

“Project -Accessing Open Innovation in the formation of urban citizenship -Exploring the access of information, both in the digital and physical scope of the urban space, the crux of the research will include finding opportunities of ownership of information in the digital arena and how that same data and analysis applies to the integration of the operation of cities, and how designers, policy makers, and urban economists apply this information to operate and run a city.

Largely focusing on the social impact and ownership of information that is distributed amongst the various private and public players within New York, as the target city, the scope of research will also expand to various larger cities in Europe, Asia, and potentially Central/South America.

The finished and work in progress data and analysis will be reported through an open source website, whereby the data and gathered information will be publicly available, with approval by Parsons, School of Design Strategies.