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Data-Driven City Planning and Policy

December 5, 2016

National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20418


City and local governments must make complex policy and planning decisions while simultaneously facing pressure to become more economically efficient, environmentally friendly, and socially responsive. The abundance of data generated and collected by cities has tremendous potential to ground these decisions in empirical evidence; however, practical, institutional, and methodological challenges make widespread adoption of data-driven governance difficult. On December 5, 2016, the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine organized a panel discussion featuring innovative research and critical challenges in data driven policy and planning for cities. 

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