COMMENTARY | The challenges facing local governments are bigger than ever and tackling them will require building cultures inside city halls committed to using data and making decisions based on evidence.
COMMENTARY | While data is a critical tool in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, glaring reporting disparities around race and socioeconomic status remain. Policymakers need to ensure they are using an equitable measurement approach to ensure they are serving the needs of all communities.
By Tamika Cowans, Ellen Schultz, Trenita Childers, Tandrea Hilliard and Maliha Ali
The town of Cary, N.C., is launching a new flood-monitoring system that uses analytic modeling to predict near-term flooding. The data is shared with neighboring communities, warning officials that downstream flooding could be heading their way.