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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.
NNIP’s mission is to ensure all communities have access to data and the skills to use data to advance equity and well-being across neighborhoods. From NNIP’s founding in 1996 to today - Partners’... [read more]
Local businesses, investors, public agencies, and community and economic development groups are all thinking about ways to harness the federal Opportunity Zones designations to benefit their... [read more]
The purpose of Sunlight Foundation's Community Data Dialogues playbook is to help jump-start community action, providing stories about how open data advocates have co-designed, collaborated, and... [read more]
Blog post - By: Olivia Arena, Kathy Pettit
In this webinar of the Urban Waters Learning Network series on gentrification and displacement, they explore different ways data is being used by communities and decision-makers to understand... [read more]