Vital Signs 17 Indicator Roundtable Conversations

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Vital Signs 17 Indicator Roundtable ConversationsUncategorized

by Cheryl Knott on January 3, 2019 with 0 comments

In September and October 2018, we hosted three roundtable conversations around potential new indicators to include in future editions of Vital Signs. The conversations focused on emerging ideas and data for Sustainability, Economic Growth and Development, and Crime, Safety and Justice. Participants were asked to identify gaps and opportunities in the existing set of indicators, new topics for …

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“An Epiphany Moment”: How BNIA is Serving as a Model for Other Cities?

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“An Epiphany Moment”: How BNIA is Serving as a Model for Other Cities?Use Case

by Cheryl Knott on September 27, 2018 with 0 comments

Use Case: Other Cities  Matt Johnson, Chief of Staff Office of the Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania “An Epiphany Moment”: How BNIA is Serving as a Model for Other Cities? Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the small city of Lancaster might seem a bit removed from Baltimore. But as it turns out Lancaster …

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How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities?

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How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities?Use Case

by Cheryl Knott on September 14, 2018 with 0 comments

Use Case: Academic Research  Lawrence Brown, Associate Professor School of Community Health and Public Policy, Morgan State University   How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities? Much of Dr. Lawrence Brown’s academic research focuses on examining the social and economic issues that drive racial inequity in communities and …

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How Can Data Help Determine The Real Impacts Of Public Policy Proposals?

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How Can Data Help Determine The Real Impacts Of Public Policy Proposals?Use Case

by Cheryl Knott on September 6, 2018 with 0 comments

Use Case: Policy Jessie Hillman, Stormwater Program Manager Blue Water Baltimore Jessie works with individuals and community organizations in Baltimore City to help install green storm-water infrastructure. Recently she partnered with a group of non-profits in an ongoing project to improve communities in East Baltimore. After doing some targeted outreach into two specific neighborhoods, the …

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“Data is like a flashlight”

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“Data is like a flashlight”Use Case

by Cheryl Knott on August 17, 2018 with 0 comments

Use Case: Policy Jennifer Mange, Planning Coordinator Enoch Pratt Free Library “Data is like a flashlight”: Using Data to Inform Public Policy In Spring 2016, Jennifer began working on a new project at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Maryland General Assembly had recently passed legislation to increase library hours, with $3 million in State funding …

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How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community?

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How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community?Use Case

by Cheryl Knott on July 27, 2018 with 0 comments

Use Case: Community Candace B. Chance, Board Director B-Ciity (Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiatives for Trauma and Youth) How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community? B-Ciity is a community-led coalition working to find solutions to important issues facing three west Baltimore neighborhoods: Sandtown Winchester, Penn North, and Upton/Druid Heights. In a recent …

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Baltimore City Open Land Data

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Baltimore City Open Land DataUncategorized

by Cheryl Knott on July 6, 2018 with 0 comments

Developed by BNIA-JFI in partnership with the Community Law Center and with support from the Abell Foundation, the Baltimore City Open Land Database (BOLD) is a new, interactive online data tool that helps communities track historical property-related information in Baltimore City. The tool encompasses a wide range of property data from citations to tax sales …

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NNIP Spring 2018Uncategorized

by Cheryl Knott on May 16, 2018 with 0 comments

Earlier this month I traveled to Atlanta to the Spring meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). The partnership, led by the Urban Institute, brings together organizations that serve as data intermediaries from cities across the country to share best practices, collaborate, develop tools for data democratization, and advocate locally and nationally for data-informed …

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Now Available: Vital Signs 16

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Now Available: Vital Signs 16News & Events

by Cheryl Knott on April 11, 2018 with 0 comments

Vital Signs 16 Shows Beginnings of Change in Baltimore Neighborhoods, Especially in Housing Vital Signs 16, a comprehensive statistical portrait of Baltimore and its neighborhoods, marks 16 years of continuous monitoring of community-based quality of life indicators. The latest edition of the report, published by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI), tracks more …

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Celebrating GIS

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Celebrating GISUncategorized

by Cheryl Knott on November 17, 2017 with 0 comments

GIS Day This week, on November 15th, the world celebrated GIS Day, a day to celebrate, network, and learn about Geographic Information Systems and geography. BNIA-JFI celebrated the day at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and highlighted some of our work, including GEOLOOM, our new arts and culture interactive map, and our …

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