Community Indicators 2.0: Achieving Influence and Embeddedness in Pittsburgh, Baltimore and New York City

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance   (Baltimore)
Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy   (New York)
University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

October 2014

Three NNIP partners (Baltimore, New York City, and Pittsburgh) are presenting at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning conference in Philadelphia on October 30.

The panel will describe the impact of indicators projects in the three cities.  Since the movement to democratize data began in the 1990s, many cities have established neighborhood indicator projects that with long-term sustainability well into the 21st century. Based on the early research in this area when these projects first began, the ultimate goal of the indicators was not only to have access to fine-grained, longitudinal data, but more importantly to achieve "embeddedness" into the practice and decision-making processes of communities for effective social change (Phillips, Community Indicators PAS).