NNIP Coordinator

Urban Institute

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Kathryn Pettit, Senior Researcher and 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.

Olivia Arena
Research Assistant
Kathryn Pettit
Senior Researcher and Director of NNIP
Tom Kingsley
Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus of NNIP


August 30, 2017
GovEx's Data Points Podcast – Neighborhood Indicators and City Outcomes It’s common knowledge that cities are made up of individual neighborhoods. But thinking... [read more]
To launch the 500 Cities Project data release, on December 6 and 7, 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funded and organized an evening reception and day-long conference in Dallas,... [read more]
June 2017 - August 2017
Urban Institute recently released two new guidance documents to to build the capacity of communities to use data to address health and improve fair housing and access to opportunity. Both guides... [read more]


February 15, 2018
Presentation - By: NNIP HQ

Urban Institute

NNIP Network Update 2018.pptx
February 6, 2018
NNIP admin document - By: Urban Institute

Urban Institute

January 30, 2018
Announcement - By: Kathy Pettit, Leah Hendey

Urban Institute

December 21, 2017
Report - By: Amanda Gold, Leah Hendey

Urban Institute, DataSpark RI

December 19, 2017
NNIP admin document - By: NNIP HQ

Urban Institute


Partner Webinars

December 31, 1969

This webinar shows how you can mobilize community action on health through hosting a local event centered on the new 500 Cities neighborhood-level health data. In December 2016, the Robert... [read more]

Presenters Oktawia Wojcik, Corianne Scally, Kathy Pettit, Katie Pritchard
February 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

As announced earlier in January, we are continuing the NNIP Idea Showcases to give partners the opportunity for more connections and conversations in between in-person meetings. Please register... [read more]

Presenters Katya Abazajian, Megan Swindal, Katie Pritchard, Rob Pitingolo, Caroline Heffernan