Community Data for Impact
There is an increasing need for open data in governments and systems to analyze equity at large scale. Local governments often lack the necessary technical tools to identify and tackle inequities in their communities. Data equity describes the city of San Jose’s commitment to use the city’s data ethically and in ways that drive equitable outcomes for constituents. In this session, you will learn about how San Jose’s approach to data equity differs from other municipal data equity initiatives that focus on indices and how a data equity framework has become a critical tool for driving fairer outcomes. You will also receive tips for using local data to positively impact your community.
This session will address the following questions:
- How can we use data and analytics to empower decisions that build more equitable city services for underserved members of the community?
- How can we build a lasting framework that enables public officials and everyday stakeholders to make data-driven decisions that build equity and establish a culture shift that can be sustained?