Data-Smart City Solutions


Sari Ladin

Civic Analytics Network

Measuring Community Vitality Through the ‘Great Streets’ of Los Angeles

Neighborhood main streets, or corridors, are at the heart of daily urban life, connecting us to the local businesses, resources, and people that form...

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Turning Dirty Streets Clean through Comprehensive Open Data Mapping

Los Angeles, California’s comprehensive Clean Streets LA (CSLA) initiative is effectively addressing street cleanliness using the power of data and ma...


Modernizing 311 in Los Angeles

Overcoming data system silos is a vital step in achieving data-driven governance and a top priority for Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City of Los Angele...

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Six Ways Cities Can Make Cybersecurity a Top Priority

Cybersecurity isn’t a new priority for government, but investment in technologies and responsive policies that protect against attacks has lagged in r...


Location is Driving the Value of L.A.’s Open Data

Earlier this year, the City of Los Angeles launched GeoHub, an ambitious map-based portal designed to improve communication across city departments, s...

About the Author

Sari Ladin

Sari Ladin is a Research Fellow for the Civic Analytics Network. She is based in Los Angeles where she works with the Chief Data Officer to further the City's open data program. Sari provides research and strategic analysis on current and upcoming initiatives that improve access to data for residents and city employees. She has a Master's Degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Brandeis University. Sari has extensive experience working as a policy analyst on the local, state, and federal level. Her previous work focused on data analysis, budgeting, and strategic alignment.