NNIP Coordinator

Urban Institute

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Kathryn Pettit, Principal Research Associate and Co-director of NNIP

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. The Urban Institute acts as coordinator of NNIP, providing technical assistance to the partners, processing national data sets for local use, and facilitating the sharing of tools and lessons learned among the partners.

Elizabeth Burton
Research Assistant
Alex Peffley
Project Adminstrator
Fay Walker
Research Analyst
Kathryn Pettit
Principal Research Associate and Co-director of NNIP


August 2020
Foundations have the opportunity to improve communities’ ability to use data to drive change by: (1) promoting the use of data by grantees, (2) championing community data resources and capacity,... [read more]
August 2020
Researchers and data analysts are taught to protect research subjects in primary data collection, but data can be used to harm people and communities beyond that stage of the data life cycle.... [read more]
April 2020
Urban Institute staff are convening NNIP current and potential partners to exchange ideas and activities on how local data can help local communities' response to COVID-19.  The network has... [read more]


September 20, 2021
Report - By: Geoff Smith, Sarah Duda, Jessie Wang, John Walsh, Gideon Berger, Marcela Montes

Institute for Housing Studies , Urban Institute

Chicago Housing Overview: Preserving Affordability and Expanding Accessibility
August 5, 2021
Video - By: Kathy Pettit

Urban Institute

August 5, 2021
Presentation - By: Kathy Pettit

Urban Institute

May 26, 2021
Meeting Materials - By: Leah Hendey

Urban Institute

May 26, 2021
Video - By: NNIP HQ

Urban Institute

Partner Webinars

August 5, 2021 - 4:00pm

Kathy Pettit presented on different sources of error in the Decennial Census, including differential privacy. She then shared ideas about strategies for when improbable results are encountered and... [read more]

Presenter Kathy Pettit
September 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

Samantha Batko and Ajjit Narayanan from the Urban Institute presented on the ... [read more]

Presenters Samantha Batko, Urban Institute, Ajjit Narayanan, Urban Institute, Stephen Sherman, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Luis Guajardo, Kinder Institute for Urban Research