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... and the National Academies' George and Cynthia Mitchell Endowment for Sustainability Sciences, the National Academies' Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics and Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment convened this 3-day public workshop on July 13, 20, and 27, 2022, to explore state-of-the-art analytical tools that could advance urban sustainability2 through improved prioritization of public works projects. (See Box I-1 for the workshop's statement of task.)
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... ; and • Exploring the potential socioeconomic impact of investment choices, including recent trends to make equity central to sustainability efforts. In addressing these topics, the workshop will: • Bring together domain experts from urban sustainability, city planning, local public and private infrastructure providers, asset management, and infrastructure investment communities with statisticians, data scientists, mathematicians, economists, computer scientists, and artificial intel ligence/machine learning experts to share ideas, best practices, and opportunities; and • Identify new research areas that have the potential to advance urban sustainability in public works planning.
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... Infrastructure's long time horizon exceeds the length of election cycles, and city managers are often working with outdated or inaccurate data. Designing sustainable infrastructure requires consideration of technical expertise, project and budget planning, level of community disruption, and environmental impacts.
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... For example, the city's Climate Equity Fund contains $10.5 million for air quality monitoring at oil drilling sites, climate vulnerability assessments, air purifier giveaways, and rebates for heat mitigation in homes. Other climate investments in Los Angeles support greenhouse gas tracking and construction of clean buildings, water resilience efforts, municipal vehicle electrification, and environmental justice.
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... Chapter 5 highlights strategies to build confidence in data and the institutions that collect data amid community skepticism, privacy concerns, and challenges to evaluate data for inclusion and comprehensive representation. Chapter 6 summarizes research on social, physical, and digital infrastructure and showcases opportunities for improved community safety.
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... . The views expressed in this proceedings are those of the individual workshop participants and do not necessarily represent the views of the participants as a whole, the planning committee, or the National Academies.

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