Partner's Perspective: NNIP and Open Data in Baltimore

Report by Eric Burnstein, Seema Iyer
September 3, 2014

Urban Institute   (NNIP Coordinator)
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance   (Baltimore)

The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance—Jacob France Institute (BNIA-JFI) housed at the University of Baltimore is a key player in Baltimore’s open data community. BNIA-JFI connects the city government, civil society, and the tech community through hackathons and other events to create products like, an online mapping tool that pinpoints vacant buildings and links them to neighborhood-level demographic indicators. The increasing number of people and organizations who want BNIA-JFI to provide open data solidifies BNIA-JFI’s role in the conversation on data-driven decisionmaking for neighborhoods.