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Lab Long Read: Policy Consultations - Part 2: A role for data science?

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This is a screenshot of the prototype data science policy consultation dashboard.

This is the second half of a two-part Lab Long Read on a recent collaborative project between Policy Lab and the Department for Transport (DfT) on the policy consultation process. The blog series is for those with a curiosity for how the policy consultation process works and are interested in new ways of analysing consultations.

Evidence islands, continents and ravines: exploring challenges for the Geospatial Commission

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A map of lots of pieces of evidence and their connections. Each card has text taken from the Call for Evidence

Last year the Geospatial Commission launched a Call for Evidence to inform the development of the National Geospatial Strategy. Policy Lab worked with the Commission to support an open discussion of the evidence with the policy team and their Partner Bodies.

Co-design in policy: learning by ‘doing’

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As a child, my mum used to tell me that I always learnt the ‘hard way’. By that she meant I learnt by doing - sometimes in spite of what I might have been told. It follows that I ended up studying 3D design, using tangible objects and experiences to develop and communicate ideas. But back then I don’t think I ever imagined this could be relevant to government.