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Community and Quality of Life: Data Needs for Informed Decision Making.

Committee on Identifying Data Needs for Place-Based Decision Making, National Research Council

In recent decades, dramatic changes have taken place in the nature of information, analyses, decision tools and processes, and the core considerations that go into transportation decision making. This expansion of scope and the profound democratization of planning and decision-making processes have created new requirements for data and associated analytical and decision-support tools. One challenge that has emerged is how to capture and reflect the complex interrelationships between transportation and the social, economic, land use, and environmental contexts of host communities so as to incorporate these into thoughtful decision making that will support, rather than harm, the livability of communities. This report identifies the data and measures needed to make local and regional public decisions on transportation, land use planning, and economic development that aim to enhance livability.

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Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
184 pp.
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