Linking Neighborhood Archives and Vital Signs Open Data

The University of Baltimore has many resources for librarians, faculty, students and Baltimore community members to learn more about their neighborhoods, from historical archives to quantitative open data about current community-based indicators. This page offers a concrete example and lesson plan on how to incorporate the materials into University courses and other training sessions. Choosing …

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Vital Signs 17 Indicator Roundtable Conversations

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Vital Signs 17 Indicator Roundtable ConversationsUncategorized

In September and October 2018, we hosted three roundtable conversations around potential new indicators to include in future editions of Vital Signs. The conversations focused on emerging ideas and data for Sustainability, Economic Growth and Development, and Crime, Safety and Justice. Participants were asked to identify gaps and opportunities in the existing set of indicators, new topics for …

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SMART CITIES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIES

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SMART CITIES, CONNECTED COMMUNITIESUncategorized

Data-Driven Decision Making in West Baltimore for Smart Technology Planning See the Full Report Smart Cities Data Use Summary Final Draft About the Project Beginning in 2017, the Baltimore “Smart Cities Initiative” led by the University of Maryland’s National Center for Smart Growth through a grant from the National Science Foundation sought to explore how …

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Digital Access Indicators

In 2017, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation released the Digital Access and Equity in Baltimore report that highlighted the importance of access to digital resources but the lack of information on how inequitably communities might be impacted. On December 6, 2018, the Census Bureau released the 2013-2017 American Community Survey which provides the results technology questions …

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Census 2020 Mockup

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How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities?

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How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities?Use Case

Use Case: Academic Research  Lawrence Brown, Associate Professor School of Community Health and Public Policy, Morgan State University   How Are Academics Utilizing Data To Help Find Solutions to Challenging Problems Facing Communities? Much of Dr. Lawrence Brown’s academic research focuses on examining the social and economic issues that drive racial inequity in communities and …

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How Can Data Help Determine The Real Impacts Of Public Policy Proposals?

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How Can Data Help Determine The Real Impacts Of Public Policy Proposals?Use Case

Use Case: Policy Jessie Hillman, Stormwater Program Manager Blue Water Baltimore Jessie works with individuals and community organizations in Baltimore City to help install green storm-water infrastructure. Recently she partnered with a group of non-profits in an ongoing project to improve communities in East Baltimore. After doing some targeted outreach into two specific neighborhoods, the …

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“Data is like a flashlight”

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“Data is like a flashlight”Use Case

Use Case: Policy Jennifer Mange, Planning Coordinator Enoch Pratt Free Library “Data is like a flashlight”: Using Data to Inform Public Policy In Spring 2016, Jennifer began working on a new project at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The Maryland General Assembly had recently passed legislation to increase library hours, with $3 million in State funding …

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How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community?

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How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community?Use Case

Use Case: Community Candace B. Chance, Board Director B-Ciity (Baltimore City Intergenerational Initiatives for Trauma and Youth) How Can Data Be Used to Create Opportunities in the Community? B-Ciity is a community-led coalition working to find solutions to important issues facing three west Baltimore neighborhoods: Sandtown Winchester, Penn North, and Upton/Druid Heights. In a recent …

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