Need Data for Suburban Revitalization Efforts? There’s an App For That

News article by Lisa Nelson
September 17, 2015

Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development   (Cleveland)

In the wake of the housing crisis, cities across the country have been dealing with unprecedented numbers of problem properties. Cleveland and other cities in Northeast Ohio are no exception; however, they are armed with data-driven tools that are key assets in their work towards neighborhood stabilization.   For decades, efforts like this throughout the City of Cleveland have been informed by data provided by the Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing system (NEO CANDO.)  Developed and maintained by the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (“Poverty Center”) at Case Western Reserve University — a founding member of the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership —  NEO CANDO was introduced in 1992, and contained mainly social and economic indicators aggregated at various levels of geography.