Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action (Memphis)
September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
The Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action is working with the Shelby County Department of Planning and Development and the Greater Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce to evaluate property condition and create an asset inventory for an area branded “Airport City,” surrounding the Memphis International Airport. In partnership with the Center for Community, Criminology and Research (C3R), CBANA analysts are focusing on multifamily housing, commercial, retail and warehousing in the 37,000 parcel area, with a special emphasis on community safety and Crime Prevention Through Environ
We are building an opensource local resource directory to replace our current asset service provider system. This is a Rails based app built on the Heroku platform and will be rapidly deployable in other cities with different focuses.
The app allows for basic service searching by custimizable categories, user management of local service provider data and location based filtering and searching. The default will allow for lanugage based service filtering also in a Yelp like interface.
Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (Cleveland)
March 6, 2012
The Poverty Center's Neighborhood Stabilization Team Web Application (NST Web App) was selected as a Leadership in Community Innovation Award finalist. Four finalist groups competed for the award which included $25,000, funded by Key Bank, to go toward continuing projects. While the Center did not win the final award, it was an honor for the NST Web App to be recognized and selected as a finalist.
An audience of 178 housing experts, government analysts, nonprofit leaders and others gathered for the second annual Charlotte Data Day. The day-long event, hosted by the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Charlotte Branch in partnership with the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, included presentations and workshops focused on local, state and national housing data.
Urban Strategies Council is in the planning stages for a comparative analysis using Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data of selected California cities in collaboration with the Greenlining Institute. The primary focus will be access to financing by race and income at the neighborhood, city, and state level. The initial list of cities is Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.