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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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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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 Ciara Christian 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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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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