SMART CITIES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

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SMART CITIES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIESUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on December 7, 2018 with 0 comments

Data-Driven Decision Making in West Baltimore for Smart Technology Planning See the Full Report Smart Cities Data Use Summary Final Draft About the Project Beginning in 2017, the Baltimore “Smart Cities Initiative” led by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth through a grant from the National Science Foundation sought to explore how …

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The Impact of Vacancy on Baltimore’s Neighborhoods

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The Impact of Vacancy on Baltimore’s NeighborhoodsUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on March 12, 2018 with 0 comments

At the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, our research has shown that we must address and eliminate the disparities among neighborhoods  for a more equitable and just city overall. In the wake of the civil unrest that occurred in Baltimore in 2015, there is a critical urgency to ensure that all of Baltimore’s policies and programs …

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Lack of Accessibility Leads to High-Commute Time Neighborhoods

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Lack of Accessibility Leads to High-Commute Time NeighborhoodsUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on January 2, 2018 with 0 comments

Giving a ‘voice’ to local context by focusing on quantitative measures of neighborhood trends can help foster collaborative solutions by residents, elected officials, government agencies and other multi-sector stakeholders in order to improve the quality of life in every neighborhood. At the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance, our research has shown that we must address and …

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Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Baltimore: Next Steps towards Implementation

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Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Baltimore: Next Steps towards ImplementationUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on December 15, 2017 with 0 comments

In 2015, as part of a program called the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative (USA-SCI), Baltimore was selected as one of three US cities to pilot implementation of 17 new United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, adopted by UN member countries in September 2015, form a cohesive and integrated package of global aspirations …

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Launch of GEOLOOM co>map: Baltimore’s Arts and Culture Map

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Launch of GEOLOOM co>map: Baltimore’s Arts and Culture MapUncategorized

by Seema Iyer on July 27, 2017 with 0 comments

Baltimore Interactive Map Launches Highlights Arts + Culture Across the City Along with Community Indicators Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) announces the launch of the GEOLOOM co>map, an online, interactive map of Baltimore City featuring arts and culture information along with community indicators such as census demographics, children and family health, and crime …

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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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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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#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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