Report: ChatGPT Shows Limited Knowledge in Sparsely Populated Areas
Recent research showed bias when using the tool to assess environmental justice issues in various parts of the country.
Harnessing Data for Community Development
Using data and insights encourages the development of a community, offering an evidence-based strategy to directly address the needs within.
The Growing Importance of Location Intelligence
Location intelligence is transforming decision-making, with an increasing number and type of organizations modernizing operations with a geographic approach to problem-solving, planning, and prediction.
Mapping Sidewalks for Improved Connectivity
A new tool uses aerial image recognition to map a city’s sidewalks and crosswalks. Its developers hope it will aid in creating a more comprehensive understanding of pedestrian networks and where improvements are needed.
Cities Need Data to Secure and Maximize Federal Funding
To secure and maintain federal funding for projects and programs, local governments need data to identify priorities, support grant applications, and monitor and track progress.
How Big Data Informs Park Planning
Data analysis and research by national organizations are helping to ensure equitable distribution and provision of parks and recreational facilities.
The Built Environment in 2022: Challenges and Opportunities
As climate change, the pandemic, and a historic housing crisis continue to impact the nation, experts weigh in on the issues that could shape the future of the built environment in 2022.
Broadband as Critical Transportation Infrastructure
The future of mobility depends on having a comprehensive, nationwide broadband network capable of supporting new transportation technologies and regulatory needs.
Gig Workers Demand Data Transparency
Access to data for gig workers can provide a valuable source of information and bargaining power in a traditionally opaque and risky industry.
Debunking the Myth of the Declining White Population
Media claimed that Census data showed a sharp decline in America's white population, but the widely publicized figure reflects a misunderstanding of new data collection techniques.
Data-Driven Analytics at the Heart of Vision Zero Goals
Data is the key to crafting Vision Zero plans with community buy-in.
Robust Data and Community Trust Crucial to Achieving Equitable Transit
Experts say a deep understanding of communities and access to rich local data are necessary for improving transit service for all segments of society.
How Data and Tech Can Support Transit Planning
Agencies can use data resources to improve their decision-making and provide more responsive service.
How Mapping Tools Played a Role in Understanding COVID-19
A new episode of the Geospatial Revolution Project assesses how scientists used digital mapping tools to think about the pandemic.
A Big New Crop of Cities Achieves 'What Works Cities' Certification
The Bloomberg Philanthropies certification program has added 16 cities to its growing list of cities committing to the use of data for improving municipal programs and services.
What Is the American Community Survey?
The American Community Survey offers a treasure trove of social, economic, housing and demographic data.
On the Eve of the Pandemic: U.S. Migration at an All-Time Low
The most recent Census data on migration shows the continuation of a decades-long decline in migration in the United States, according to analysis by William H. Frey.
A Milestone for the American Community Survey
After releasing new five-year estimates this week, the American Community Survey now offers three sets of five-year data that don't overlap, providing even more data for the analysis of local trends.
'Transit Insights' Updated With New Features for Visualizing Public Transit Data
One of the best tools for understanding the consequences and potential of transit planning has been recently updated.
Pandemic Data for Planners
The right data will be critical in crafting effective responses to the threats posed by the coronavirus.
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.