Data & Analytics

Can AI-powered congestion pricing improve transportation equity?

New research suggests big data and machine learning can create an equitable approach to tolling and improve traffic congestion.

Census 2020 gets its first challenges

Some cities and municipalities are pushing the Census Bureau to correct population counts they say are too low.

Las Vegas taps digital twin for sustainability

With a digital twin, the city can leverage street-level data collected through IoT sensors to model future energy use, emissions, mobility and emergency management.

A Shift Away from Daily COVID Case Counts Has Begun

Public health officials are considering a shift from increasingly inaccurate case data to numbers they say better represent the effect of the disease on the community and the health care system: hospitalizations and deaths.

Tennessee taps evidence-based budgeting for funding decisions

Using clearinghouse data, an evidence framework and internal analytic tools, the state's Office of Evidence and Impact evaluates programs to help decision-makers see whether more funding is warranted.

How to balance self-service analytics and security

Agencies need an an easy way for employees to access data while balancing ongoing privacy and security concerns.

GIS enlisted for equity and social justice analysis

Esri's Social Equity Analysis tool allows equity analysts to combine smart maps and community data to assess local conditions, evaluate decision-making scenarios and measure progress toward equity goals.

Census recounts fail to account for COVID chaos, cities say

Communities that believe pandemic-related chaos made it impossible for census workers to get an accurate count of their populations may have trouble qualifying for a recount and miss out on state and federal funding.

Ohio launches platform to match foster children with families

Using a specialized search engine and a family tree building tool, social workers will be able to connect foster children to extended family members.

Cincinnati maps food insecurity gaps

Building off of its emergency food delivery response at the height of the pandemic, the city is now using the same tools to tackle the long-term issue of food insecurity.

As reliance on data analytics grows, agencies look to talent, automation

The amount of data state and local governments collect is growing faster than their ability to create meaningful information from it.

Climate data tools win NOAA challenge

The four winning teams developed digital tools designed to help local decision makers use federal data for better climate resilience planning.

White House elevates CX with executive order

A Biden administration executive order looks to use tech to simplify and reduce friction in citizen interactions with government programs and services.

Michigan posts statewide dashboard for COVID-19 wastewater monitoring

The dashboard provides detailed, weekly analysis and interpretation of wastewater data and trends, providing public health officials early warning of COVID infection.

NOAA mapping tool projects county-level climate risks

Understanding a particular area’s vulnerability to events like wildfires, floods, drought and heat waves, tornado outbreaks and hurricanes can have massive benefits to emergency planner.

How government can use better outreach to aid constituents

Government organizations need quantitative information and insights to roll out compelling, sustainable outreach campaigns that speak loudly and clearly to the people that most need to hear the messages they’re sharing.

Cities enlist sensors to tackle noise pollution

New York and Philadelphia hope cameras, decibel meters and machine learning can help reduce excessive noise.