About this paper
Smart community practices and data analytics are increasingly used by local governments worldwide – and help them become more efficient and effective at delivering services across multiple disciplines and sectors. Local governments have access to huge amounts of high quality demographic, environmental and economic data from the public and private sectors. They also generate data through stakeholder engagement, staff and technology.
This SAS-sponsored report finds that local governments can use existing staff, technology, data and resources to achieve compelling results, including cost savings, enhanced community relations, economic development, interdepartmental collaboration, and improvements in public safety and health.