Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) – Fifth Annual Users’ Conference

University Center for Social and Urban Research   (Pittsburgh)
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance   (Baltimore)

June 2014

The Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information Systems (PNCIS) Uses’ Conference was held Friday, June 6 at the University Club on the University of Pittsburgh campus. This marks the fifth annual gathering of PNCIS users, discussing data applications and neighborhood data developments.

Over 120 people attended the afternoon event. PNCIS is a project in the Urban and Regional Analysis program at UCSUR. Paul Kaboth, vice president and community development officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, and Presley Gillespie, president of Neighborhood Allies gave introductory remarks. Both the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Neighborhood Allies are partners in the Users’ Conference.

Seema D. Iyer, associate director and research assistant professor of the Jacob France Institute, Merrick School of Business, at the University of Baltimore was the conference’s featured speaker and discussed the development and applications of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA). BNIA is a neighborhood information system, dedicated to providing the indicators, information, and data analysis that generates policy and planning outcomes to strengthen Baltimore’s neighborhoods.