Abstract

Precision governance is an administrative capacity in which policy decisions are enhanced with information about individual and collective preferences and contexts. We introduce the prospects for precision governance of natural hazards through the use of both big and individual data technologies, describing what is enabled and what concerns arise with their use. We ground our perspective with a topical focus on mitigating the health risks of high temperatures in the chronically hot setting of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. A study examining individually experienced temperature data provides compelling evidence that the transition towards data-driven precision governance will enhance hazard preparedness and response efforts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)746-765
Number of pages20
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 4 2018

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Keywords

  • Governance
  • hazards
  • health
  • heat
  • sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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