Engaging Community: Data Walks

Presentation by Sarah Gillespie
April 9, 2015

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)

Putting data in the hands of the community is a valuable and sustainable way to effect individual and neighborhood level change in any community.  This presentation was part of a panel on community engaging community with data at the Urban Affairs Association.  Sarah engaged participants in a discussion about a data sharing methodology – a “Data Walk” - that Urban Institute developed for several of its projects around health, housing, and services. In a Data Walk, select data points are presented in the form of charts and bullet points printed on poster sized paper and discussed in small groups traveling to each data station.