Data Justice for Pittsburgh’s Black Community Receives de Beaumont Grant

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)

August 2023

Pittsburgh NNIP partner, the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, is part of a committed team bringing participatory data governance to the City of Pittsburgh. The Black Equity Coalition (BEC) recently received a grant from the de Beaumont Foundation’s Modernized Anti-Racist Data Ecosystems (MADE) funding program to establish a promising partnership with the City. The goal of the Data Justice for Pittsburgh’s Black Neighborhoods initiative is to ensure that members of the Black community have a meaningful participatory role in the design of public data systems. The project will also help residents in Black communities that have been harmed by residential segregation and disinvestment in the City of Pittsburgh gain tools to improve the quality of housing and the built environment.