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.

Olivia Arena
Research Analyst
Kelley Hanni
Project Manager
Alex Peffley
Project Adminstrator
Kassie Scott
Research Assistant
Fay Walker
Research Analyst
Kathryn Pettit
Principal Research Associate and Co-director of NNIP


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]
December 2019
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]
December 2019
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]


May 20, 2020
NNIP admin document - By: Camille H. Anoll

Urban Institute

Distilled Findings from 2019 Survey_Final.pdf
May 12, 2020
Report - By: Ashlin Oglesby-Neal, Alena Stern, Kathryn L.S. Pettit

Urban Institute, Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

Link to report, Link to technical appendix, Link to interactive tool
May 6, 2020
Digital Feature - By: Urban Institute and Microsoft Data Science Team

Urban Institute

April 29, 2020
NNIP admin document - By: Urban Institute

Urban Institute

March 9, 2020
Report - By: Camille H. Anoll

Urban Institute, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Institute for Urban Policy Research, Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Center for Economic Information, DataHaven, Urban Health Collaborative, University Center for Social and Urban Research

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Partner Webinars

July 25, 2019 - 1:00pm

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Presenters Olivia Arena, Jeff Matson , Jordan Ayala, John Killeen , Ashley Levulett
June 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

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]

Presenters Mychal Cohen, Somala Diby, Sarah Duda