NNIP Partners Featured in Federal Reserve's Conference on Strategic Use of Data to Stabilize Neighborhoods

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

December 2011

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and the Federal Reserve Board are co-hosting an interactive conference in Baltimore, Maryland on creative uses of data and technology to promote public and private investment in transitional communities.  The purpose of the convening is to bring together community stakeholders to discuss ways of using data to make more strategic neighborhood stabilization decisions given limited resources. 

This conference helps to highlight the overall NNIP model as well as partners efforts locally.  It will feature discussions with local NNIP partners from Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York City, Oakland, Philadelphia, Providence and Pittsburgh (names below).

  • Seema Iyer, Jacob France Center, University of Baltimore
  • Mike Schramm, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
  • Doug Bowles, Center for Economic Information, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Tim Bray, Institute for Urban Policy Research, University of Texas- Dallas
  • Jeff Matson, Community Geographic Information Systems Program, University of Minnesota
  • Steve Spiker, Urban Strategies Council, Oakland
  • Ira Goldstein, The Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia
  • Ingrid Gould Ellen, NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Max Weselcouch, NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy
  • Bob Gradeck, University of Pittsburgh, University Center for Social and Urban Research
  • Jim Lucht, Providence Plan


Tom Kingsley will be moderating the final session to wrap up the conference.  In addition, the Federal Reserve Board is publishing a companion set of essays, with the framing paper co-authored by Tom Kingsley and Kathy Pettit, co-directors of NNIP.