Data & Analytics

Real-time data on what muni bond investors think of your city

A new data tool offers a window into how investors are responding to changes affecting the financial outlook of individual governments, including trends like the rise of remote work.

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Virginia launches platform to make environmental permit info public

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's new platform shows the progress of permit applications and improves agency transparency, collaboration and efficiency.

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Statistical model predicts daily high tide flooding

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a new model that can predict daily high tide flooding months in advance.

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Want to land an innovation hub?

The Innovation Hubs Index gives communities data-driven metrics to help them better understand their strengths and weaknesses.

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Why big data isn’t enough for law enforcement: Investigating with critical thinking

Combining decision intelligence methodologies with big data, AI and machine learning can help analysts make sense of data and analytics insights.

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Change data infrastructure to meet new needs, experts advise

Experts at an Urban Institute event noted that the decline of data sources like surveys has created a need for improved information sharing capabilities.

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Tech counties boomed in pandemic, new data shows

The pandemic rejuvenated the economy of tech-based areas such as California's Silicon Valley, but the unexpected spike is starting to flatten.

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Ridership trends emerge from transit data archive

The nation’s local transit data now sits in a centralized archive, giving officials an understanding of how communities use transportation systems.

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Report: Governments behind private sector in customer, employee experience

Governments have improved their digital transformation efforts, but much work remains.

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The cost of wildfires is rising. But by how much?

States are struggling to budget resources for wildfire management given inadequate tracking and reporting of costs.

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Data to help bridge the racial wealth divide

The Black Wealth Data Center aims to provide easy access to race-based data and empower evidence-driven decision-making.

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Opioid prediction model gives state life-saving prep time

West Virginia health officials can reliably forecast drug overdoses based on data from neighboring areas.

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A new use for dating apps: Chasing STIs

As contact tracing for sexually transmitted infections becomes more difficult, some public health officials are resorting to dating apps to inform users that they may have been exposed to an STI.

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The next era of data-driven local government

Cities and other localities are entering a new phase with how they incorporate data into decision-making.

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Online access, data improvements essential for 2030 census, cities say

In a letter to the Census Bureau, the National League of Cities detailed common hurdles local governments faced during the 2020 census — and suggestions for improvements.

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Do’s and don’ts of data de-identification

Data use standards and purpose-built software can help agencies protect individuals’ privacy while allowing for meaningful statistical analysis, NIST says.

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What the world would lose with the demise of Twitter: valuable eyewitness accounts and raw data on human behavior, as well as a habitat for trolls

Twitter provides open source intelligence, insights into human behavior and a way for people to connect with government.

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Urban climate lab makes holistic appraisal of resilience

The Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative will integrate environmental, health and community response data to drive potential climate solutions that support equity and resilience.

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How data sharing revs up mobility decisions

What’s the expected usage for rural EV charging stations? A new data platform lets transportation managers predict energy savings for mobility programs from shared program data.

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How to reduce citizen harm from automated decision systems

For agencies that use automated systems to inform decisions about schools, social services and medical treatment, it’s imperative that they’re using technology that protects data.

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