City Partners with UB, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance to Enhance ‘Open Baltimore’ Data Portal

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City Partners with UB, Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance to Enhance ‘Open Baltimore’ Data PortalUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on May 10, 2017 with 0 comments

How can you get involved? Nominate a dataset you would like to see hosted on Open Baltimore Sign up to stay connected to the Open Data group with BNIA-JFI Join any of the Code for Baltimore Meetups and Slack channels Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh has announced an initiative in partnership with the University of Baltimore …

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Vital Signs 15 Provides Data Tracking Quality of Life in Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

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Vital Signs 15 Provides Data Tracking Quality of Life in Baltimore’s NeighborhoodsUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on with 0 comments

Roughly Speaking podcast: What Baltimore data — from birth rates to block parties — says about the city Vital Signs 15, a comprehensive statistical portrait of Baltimore and its neighborhoods, marks 15 years of continuous monitoring of community-based quality of life indicators. The 15th edition of the report, published by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob …

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Neighborhood Implications of Housing Affordability

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Neighborhood Implications of Housing AffordabilityUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on April 17, 2017 with 0 comments

Data from the latest Vital Signs report point to a pretty strange paradox: the top three neighborhoods in Baltimore with high housing voucher use (i.e. households are using a voucher to offset the cost of rental housing) also have the highest percentage of renters spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent. The …

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Report on Baltimore Sustainable Cities Initiative Establishes Framework for Setting Targets

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Report on Baltimore Sustainable Cities Initiative Establishes Framework for Setting TargetsUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on March 10, 2017 with 0 comments

Baltimore’s Sustainable Future: Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Strategies and Indicators articulates how the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be localized to support a more sustainable Baltimore. The development of the report was led by the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs and the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute in …

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Traveling to Bonn to Discuss Baltimore’s SDGs

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Traveling to Bonn to Discuss Baltimore’s SDGsUncategorized

by Alange Jacobs on December 12, 2016 with 0 comments

For the last year, I have been working at BNIA-JFI on an effort to localize the UN’s newly-adopted 2030 Sustainable Development Goals to the Baltimore context. The SDGs comprise of seventeen global goals that measure progress towards sustainable economic, social, and environmental development. We have worked to develop the infrastructure for engaging multi-sector stakeholders to …

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Recap: Expanding Opportunity with Open Data – A White House Demo

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Recap: Expanding Opportunity with Open Data – A White House DemoUncategorized

by Alange Jacobs on March 21, 2016 with 0 comments

My internship with the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA-JFI) has been full of eventful surprises since my start in January 2015. I have been exposed to working directly with community leaders, well known media outlets, and other organizations that we share goals with. Most recently, I was invited to the White House with my supervisor and …

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What Happened in Baltimore and What Can We Do? A Neighborhood’s Perspective

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What Happened in Baltimore and What Can We Do? A Neighborhood’s PerspectiveUncategorized

by Alange Jacobs on January 7, 2016 with 0 comments

What Happened in Baltimore and What Can We Do? A Neighborhood’s Perspective offers a clear set of data-driven objectives for community organizations, non-profits, elected officials and all stakeholders to work together to eliminate disparities in neighborhoods. This report represents the synthesis of several years of work by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) and …

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USA Sustainable Cities Initiative Launches in Baltimore, UB Named as Lead University Partner

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USA Sustainable Cities Initiative Launches in Baltimore, UB Named as Lead University PartnerUncategorized

by Alange Jacobs on November 9, 2015 with Comments Off on USA Sustainable Cities Initiative Launches in Baltimore, UB Named as Lead University Partner comments

Part of a Global Effort to Achieve Newly Adopted Sustainable Development Goals November 6, 2015 Contact: University Relations Phone: 410.837.5739 The University of Baltimore, its College of Public Affairs and the Jacob France Institute in its Merrick School of Business will serve as lead university partner to facilitate a process that articulates Baltimore’s strategies and …

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#DividedBaltimore: Session #2 Mapping Justice and Equity in Baltimore

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#DividedBaltimore: Session #2 Mapping Justice and Equity in BaltimoreUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on September 22, 2015 with 0 comments

The Sept. 14 edition of the University of Baltimore class, “Divided Baltimore: How Did We Get Here? Where Do We Go?,” featured three guest lecturers focused on the topic of segregation and the various forms it takes across Baltimore communities. Guest lecturers and their topics included: Seema Iyer, associate director of UB’s Jacob France Institute, …

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Using BNIA’s Vital Signs in the Classroom

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Using BNIA’s Vital Signs in the ClassroomUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on August 26, 2015 with 0 comments

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) has been a resource on the University of Baltimore’s campus since 2007. BNIA-JFI produces Vital Signs, an annual report on quality of life indicators of Baltimore neighborhoods available online. The Vital Signs data are bits of information that together create a profile of places and help anyone …

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