Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. CDT
Cost: Included in Registration
Activity Type: Educational Sessions
Activity ID: NPC188023
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
- What role evidence plays in the planning process
- How to prioritize and make the case for investments that meet multiple community goals
- How to navigate tools that support transparent local decision-making
MORE SESSION DETAILS
How can planners better integrate data and evidence into the planning process? Explore three technologies that make research accessible to the public and support informed decision-making. A new web-based tool, Streetsmart, illuminates the relationships between transportation strategies and community goals in a visually compelling way using the best evidence available. The County Health Rankings and Roadmaps provides a snapshot of how where we live, learn, work, and play influence health, along with a searchable menu of evidence-informed strategies that can serve as a starting point for local change. Finally, Alta has created an online interactive tool that allows the public to apply their own weights to multiple community goals and see in real-time how their input influences community-infrastructure investments. Representing nonprofit, private, and academic sectors, the panel will engage with the audience through a series of questions. What is evidence? What is its role in decision-making? How does performance-based planning change your work? The panel will raise issues such as whether to caveat research findings for decision-making and explore the tension between generalized findings and specific contexts. Come and provide feedback on how these tools could better serve the needs of planners.
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