Data-Driven City Planning & Policy
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. We invite you to join the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a panel discussion featuring innovative research and critical challenges in data driven policy and planning for cities.
In case you cannot attend in person, we invite you to watch the live webcast. If you intend to join us online, please register on this site as a webcast participant. For those participating online, we'd like to hear your questions for the speakers. Please e-mail your name and the question to Michelle Schwalbe at firstname.lastname@example.org who will read them out (time permitting).
This event is organized by the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications and the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics.
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
The event will take place in the Lecture Room at the National Academy of Sciences Building. The closest Metro station is the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro stop, on the orange, blue, or silver line. Turn right when you exit the metro. Walk south down 23rd Street, NW for approximately 7 blocks. Turn left onto C Street, NW (after the State Department). Cross 22nd Street. The entrance is located at 2100 C Street.
For driving directions to the National Academy of Sciences building, visit the our website. Limited parking is available in the visitors parking area of the building, accessible from the 21st St. side of the building. Parking is provided on a first-come basis, and overflow is directed to public parking garages. The public parking facilities closest to the NAS Building are Colonial Parking (20th Street, NW, between E and F Streets) and Columbia Plaza (23rd and Virginia Avenue, NW).