Datadigm

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Datadigm aims to revolutionize how we engage with the public by providing a bi-directional, data-driven approach that rewards collaboration and emphasizes the importance of feedback loops. This innovative approach is built on three pillars: database, dashboard, and interface. Its guiding principles focus on inclusivity, transparency, and stakeholder accountability.

School:

UBC

Department:

Master of Engineering Leadership - Urban Systems

Course:

Urban Systems Analysis & Planning (URSY 520)

Instructors:

  • Su-Jan Yeo

City of Vancouver:

  • Cory Dobson

Student Team:

  • Elizabeth Dier,
  • Dan Lin Huang
  • Niro Tuv
  • Rushali Rajendran
  • Samuel Boadi
  • Yash Mehta
  • Zhuoran Zhao

Strategy:

  • Community Planning; False Creek South Plan

Term:

Spring 2023

Summary

Datadigm aims to revolutionize how we engage with the public by providing a bi-directional, data-driven approach that rewards collaboration and emphasizes the importance of feedback loops. The current communication framework for city plans can fall short of effectively engaging the public at each level of the planning process. Datadigm enables the creation of plans that meet the needs and desires of all stakeholders.

This innovative approach is built on three pillars: database, dashboard, and interface. Its guiding principles focus on inclusivity, transparency, and stakeholder accountability. With Datadigm, city governments and stakeholders can engage in meaningful dialogue to find common ground and create a shared vision for the future.

The public interface encourages collaboration and transparency, emphasizing inclusivity and accountability, and the integration of AI, and artificial intelligence, allows for data-driven decision-making, providing insights into the potential outcomes of different planning scenarios. Together, these tools facilitate an iterative, results-focused communication framework that rewards collaboration and empowers citizens to have a say in all levels of the planning process.

The uncertain times we live in, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have highlighted the need for increased agility in the planning process. By digitizing the communication framework and using innovative tools such as Datadigm, city governments and stakeholders can better prepare for unexpected changes and ensure that plans are responsive to evolving needs and circumstances. Datadigm would allow for more effective collaboration and engagement with the public, leading to plans that reflect the community’s evolving needs and desires.

Once the Datadigm database is created, its potential for replication and scalability in decision-making processes at all levels of governance is boundless. The tools and framework can be adapted and implemented in various contexts, including metro, regional, and policy-level decision-making, allowing for a data-driven, collaborative approach that prioritizes the needs and desires of the community.

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