SomerStat and ResiStat attract a lot of visitors to Somerville. Whether it is academics, local government leaders, reporters, or engaged citizens, they all have something in common: an interest in using data to improve how government works.
In addition to the press enquiries that frequently make it to our office, we have had the privilege of hosting groups of people from all over the world. These are always excellent opportunities to exchange ideas, and talk about how data is transforming policy in far-off places like Tiznit, Jakarta, (and Revere).
More recently, we started keeping a map of where people traveled from to visit Somerville and discuss SomerStat.
As always, if you or anyone you know is interested in attending either a SomerStat or ResiStat meeting to learn more about the work we do, please don't hesitate to reach out. We love having visitors.