22 Jun '18, 9am

How cities can use data to take climate action

Many regions and cities find themselves ill-equipped to handle the hurricanes, extreme temperatures and fires occurring more frequently with climate change. For city planners seeking innovative climate solutions to implement in local infrastructure projects, harnessing data is crucial. All stakeholders — urban planners creating more resilient structures; transportation experts working towards vehicle and fleet electrification; crisis managers preparing for threats — need data for efficient, effective and holistic planning. And almost always, it’s not a question of if there’s data but a question of who has it and where it lies — while most of it remains out of reach. Many speakers at the GreenBiz VERGE Hawaii event last week expressed the need for this to change. Where's the data? Within cities, separate agencies, departments and committees collect a large amount of data on...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/how-cities-can-use-data-...

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