Urban Observatory Science: Leveraging Data and Experimentation for Sustainability

I submitted a 5 minute lightning talk to the upcoming GeoConvergence Workshop: An event by the American Geographical Society in support of the National Science Foundation.

My talk, Urban Observatory Science: Leveraging Data and Experimentation for Sustainability, calls for a next-generation urban observatory science that can help make progress towards sustainable urban systems science and policy.

Here is a preview:

Virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice

The Mapping Science Committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine is hosting a virtual workshop on Geospatial Needs for Environmental Justice on May 21st, 2021. This workshop will explore how geospatial data and techniques can be used to analyze and mitigate geographic sorting of social groups within communities and differential exposure to toxins and risks in built and natural environments.  It is free and open to the public.

We have a great line up of speakers!  Please join the discussion.  More information and registration: https://mscspring2021.splashthat.com/

Central Ohio Regional Sustainability Dashboard

Central Ohio now has an interactive, online dashboard that provides current and accurate information on the 15-county region’s sustainability accomplishments.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis (CURA) at The Ohio State University are launching an interactive, online dashboard that provides current and accurate information on Central Ohio’s sustainability. You can select, visualize, map and download data on a wide range of sustainability indicators for Central Ohio.

The dashboard serves as the official status report for Central Ohio’s progress toward the Regional Sustainability Agenda, which sets the framework for communities and regional partners to work toward common goals. It was created out of the need for greater access to data and information in order to shed light on the impacts of collective sustainability efforts region.

MORPC press release

Dashboard: https://rsd.morpc.org/