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5 Identifying Directions for Partnership
Pages 49-54

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... What follows are brief overviews of presentations given during those sessions, as well as summaries of each group's report-out to the rest of the workshop participants. THEME 1: AIR AND WATER SYSTEMS Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, Moderator Elena Craft, Environmental Defense Fund, Moderator Katherine Bennett Ensor, Rice University, Moderator Anu Ramaswami, University of Minnesota, opened this discussion with a brief presentation about how to use both models and data to inform actions in multi-objective systems.
From page 50...
... While process-based air quality ­models are well developed for larger-scale air pollution modeling, further finerscale innovation is needed. She shared examples of cities, such as Denver, that are explicitly creating transboundary environmental and economic models to better reflect relationships between the city and its surrounding and connected areas.
From page 51...
... This was an example of the state environmental agency not providing effective public health protections related to a disaster scenario because the agency did not have enough data to understand the problems. She emphasized the value of using information collected by monitors to protect public health.
From page 52...
... Highlighting the importance of frugal innovation and technology transfer, he noted that the United States could learn from more resilient developed nations (e.g., the Netherlands' management of natural-built urban coastal infrastructures and systems) as well as emerging nations (e.g., Brazil, Russia, India, and China, each of which performs tasks under constrained resources)
From page 53...
... THEME 3: SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES Bill Fulton, Rice University, Moderator Aniruddha Dasgupta, World Resources Institute, Moderator Seth Schultz, Urban Breakthroughs, Moderator Bill Fulton, Rice University; Aniruddha Dasgupta, World Resources Institute; and Seth Schultz, Urban Breakthroughs, invited participants to discuss topics related to equitable access to data, the use of data to promote equity, the collection of relevant data that can be measured, accountability for decision making, the process of knowledge generation and sharing, the building of interconnected models, and the balance of multiple goals related to job growth, healthy climate, and quality of life. On behalf of the group, Fulton identified key takeaways from the discussion on sustainable inclusive communities: • Equitable access to data and the use of data to achieve equitable out comes.
From page 54...
... • Assurance of the durability of cross-sector partnerships. Part of devel oping partnerships (with either universities or the private sector)

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