Tuesdays at APA: Strengthening Capacity For Data-Driven Decisionmaking
Thus presentation for the American Planning Association lecture series draws upon lessons from the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a collaboration of the Urban Institute and organizations in 35 cities. NNIP partners help local actors use neighborhood data to improve communities through policy, planning, and advocacy. From our experience in NNIP, we will discuss the types of information infrastructure needed to make good decisions in a local community – including open government data, integrated data systems, community indicators and neighborhood data systems. Examples from local partners in Detroit, Austin, and Washington, DC will demonstrate how stakeholders are using local data on health and housing to set priorities and make better decisions.