Jessica Espey is a senior advisor to the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before moving to Cambridge she was associate director and head of SDSN’s New York Office. In her current role she directs SDSN’s TReNDS program on data for sustainable development. She also manages SDSN’s work on sustainable cities. Current projects include overseeing four data-oriented Solution Initiatives which are attempting to trial new technologies and approaches for data collection, management, storage and dissemination and managing a body of work on subnational implementation of the SDGs (including SDSN’s Sustainable Cities Initiative). She is official liaison for the Scientific Steering Committee of the IPCC Conference on Cities and Climate Change, is a member of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data’s Technical Advisory Group, and is a member of the Group on Earth Observation’s Expert Advisory Board.
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Around the world, people are developing ways to gather and interpret real-time data about everything from traffic flows to the moods of crowds. But do we really need all this data? Are we measuring the right things?