Policy Lab


Future Communities Initiative group photo

The Future Communities Policy Lab is focused on testing and promoting new approaches and partnerships for utilizing data and analytic platforms to improve regional and local planning. Through the Policy Lab, SCAG aims to illustrate and help member agencies apply new methods for visualizing, dashboarding and interpreting regional datasets alone or in combination with private, crowdsourced or open data platforms to understand complex policy issues. This has included fostering research opportunities on common issues through the SCAG/City of Los Angeles Data Science Federation. SCAG also collaborates with the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles to increase data-oriented skills and know-how amongst public sector practitioners through the award winning Data & Donuts monthly series.