Inclusive Open Government Data for Environmental Justice: Enhancing Community Stakeholders’ Voices
Date / Time
February 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement presents
Civic Engagement Lunch Talk
“Inclusive Open Government Data for Environmental Justice: Enhancing Community Stakeholders’ Voices”
Federica Fusi, assistant professor, UIC Department of Public Policy, Management and Analytics
Fengxiu Zhang, assistant professor, Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
Jiaqi Liang, assistant professor, UIC Department of Public Policy, Management and Analytics
Wednesday, Feb. 8, noon-1 p.m.
Virtual, on Zoom
This talk will share how the project calls attention to the implementation of open government data as a critical tool for environmental justice policymaking. Using website data and data from a national survey of public managers working in U.S. state environmental agencies, we will discuss the following questions: To what extent do government agencies adopt open and inclusive data practices? When and to what extent are vulnerable communities actively involved in data governance? Results provide insights to strengthen the civic engagement of EJ community stakeholders and increase government responsiveness to the data divide.
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