SCAG’s Regional Data Platform: Building Regional Consensus For An Equity Agenda
Hon. Rex Richardson
Fmr. President of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) + Long Beach Councilmember
The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)’s Regional Data Platform (known as “RDP”) provides a modern system for holistic planning across the region, standardizing regionally significant datasets, providing opportunities for local partners to update their data in real-time, and drawing insights from local trends. The impact of the regional and local governments now ‘speaking the same language’ with transparent data is significant. RDP plays an integral role in more directly addressing racial inequalities in the SCAG region by helping get a better understanding of where the region is and where it is going in terms of future community development. Using aggregated data sets and interactive maps, RDP will help track trends and progress, in addition to visualizing detailed outcomes.
Rex Richardson, President of Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) and Long Beach Councilmember (9th District), discusses SCAG’s role in building consensus for an equity agenda in the Southern California region, in addition to some of the challenges and lessons learned along the way in getting this innovative new data platform launched for long-term impact. Read more about the vision of the Regional Data Platform here.