Nonprofits and Data

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This group is for those interested in learning and sharing about all things data-related for nonprofits. The Nonprofits and Data group is for people using data to serve a mission, either directly or by improving nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. That includes everything from collecting data and managing databases to analytics, data visualization and data mining. Here are some examples of topics we discuss: using data to improve organizational effectiveness, measuring impact, using data for storytelling, tools for data management and analysis, figuring out the “right” data to collect, and learning skills to help us use data better.

City Planning Technology, 2019 Benchmarking Study

  • 1.  City Planning Technology, 2019 Benchmarking Study

    Posted Feb 14, 2019 13:46
    Colleagues, I thought some might be interested in this report about the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States. I'm a co-author, along with colleagues at the University of San Francisco.

    -- Chris

    Press Advisory: City Planning Technology, 2019 Benchmarking Study

    February 14, 2019

    Researchers have released a new report on Planetizen about the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve technology assets in 2019.

    Planetizen has published the full report:
    https://www.planetizen.com/features/102851

    Among the key findings:
    • 12% of U.S. cities have an autonomous vehicle policy.
    • 19% of cities have adopted an ordinance related to short-term lodging policy (e.g., Airbnb, VRBO).
    • 47% of the cities surveyed offer online permitting.
    • 24% of cities have adopted policies for transportation network companies (TNCs) (e.g., Lyft, Uber) or policies that regulate how TNC vehicles traverse the city.
    • 88% of city planning departments offer their zoning code online.
    • 28% of the cities surveyed have open data portals
    • 61% of city planning departments use a web content management system.
    • Responsive design increased by 20% since 2017
    • 58% of cities offer an online GIS tool to search properties.
    • 10% of city planning departments do not offer their general plan online.

    Full report: https://www.planetizen.com/features/102851

    Lead researcher, Dr. William (Billy) Riggs, Ph.D., AICP, LEED AP, is available for interviews to discuss the implications of the research findings. Dr. Riggs is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, and a global thought leader in the areas of future mobility and smart transportation, housing, economics urban development.

    Contacts:
    - Dr. Billy Riggs, University of San Francisco, wriggs@usfca.edu

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    Chris Steins
    Urban Insight
    Los Angeles, CA
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