Data, urban agriculture and opportunity zones: Lessons from Milwaukee

Blog post by Ely Portillo
June 20, 2019

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute   (Charlotte)

Sometimes it can feel like the world is drowning in data: Big data, data mining, data science, data analytics and other buzzwords have become so familiar as to be cliches. 

But the meeting last week of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, held in Milwaukee, was also full of reminders about the power of data to tell stories and inform decision-making. The group is a collaborative effort by the national Urban Institute which brings together local partners (including the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute) to use data to improve communities.