Turning the Corner Final Report – Detroit

Report by Data Driven Detroit
February 15, 2019

Data Driven Detroit (D3)   (Detroit)

This new report from Detroit explores new methods to track neighborhood change closer to real time, to understand how people feel about it, and to provide the information to people who can actually do something about it. 

Since April 2016, D3 worked to create a model of neighborhood change with community members and partners, and conducted interviews and focus groups with residents and business owners to better understand how change impacts a community. In this context, neighborhood change means economic or physical changes that could substantially affect the composition and culture of a community.

Explore this interactive story map to walk step-by-step through our process and visualize distributions of neighborhood change indicators. These focus on the kind of change that results in displacement by altering the structure of the community, changing the lives and culture of the people who live there, and possibly increasing the costs of living.

This work will help facilitate informed community conversations among stakeholders who can use the data and analysis to develop creative local programs and policies to equitably restore neighborhoods.

Note: The original March 2018 publication was updated on February 2019.

Turning the Corner is a multi-city initiative of the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), the Funders’ Network-Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative, and The Kresge Foundation. Local work in Detroit is supported by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, and The Skillman Foundation.