Last week, NYU CUSP and The GovLab at NYU Tandon School of Engineering co-hosted a webinar on “Solving Urban Challenges Using Data: Toward a Data Skills Toolkit for Public Employees to Shape the Future.”

The online event, facilitated by Victoria Alsina, academic director at CUSP, and Stefaan Verhulst, co-founder and chief research development officer at The GovLab, asked participants to discuss their vision for a data skills toolkit for public employees

Panelists Ai Yamanaka (Port Authority of New York and New Jersey), Amen Ra Mashariki (World Resources Institute), Francesco Marconi (Applied XLabs), Laura Kahn (Accenture Federal Services), Lilian Coral (Knight Foundation), and Neil Kleiman (New York University) discussed the key skills and competencies that data scientists working in the public sector should have to tackle the most critical and complex urban challenges.

Read our takeaways from the event here.

To watch the full webinar online, please click here.