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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Webchat: Are City Council Districts the Answer for Detroit?

On Tuesday, August 24, I particpated in a web chat discussion Detroit’s council districts with the Detroit Free Press. If you missed it, here is an edited version of the conversation. (For the original chat, click on this link.)

Here were the panelists for the chat:

Jewel Gopwani, assistant editor for community engagement at the [Read on...]

Feeling Stressed Lately?

Forbes Magazine is back with another Top 10 ranking for the Detroit metropolitan area. This time we come in tenth among the most stressed-out cities[1] in the United States. The stress index is comprised of six measures/circumstances that are closely correlated with inducing stress or that result from stress:

Unemployment in June 2010 Long [Read on...]

DPS teachers spend their summer mapping dangers

D3′s Erica Raleigh (left) and DPS teacher Patrice Hopkins inventory dangerous lots near schools.

For some kids living in Detroit, a task as simple as walking to school can be dangerous. Walking through fields of debris, over glass-strewn sidewalks and by burned, unstable structures can be detrimental to the [Read on...]

For every Michigan voter, three sat out the primaries

Where have all the voters gone?

Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land announced that nearly 1.7 million voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary, based on unofficial returns.

“I would like to thank everyone who took the time to cast a ballot,” said Land, Michigan’s chief election officer. “Turnout mirrored our projection of nearly 1.7 [Read on...]

Real data impact real lives

Data Driven Detroit is dedicated to helping community development through the sharing of data. Constantly working with community groups to create positive change, D3 uses data to fuel sound decisions.

In partnership with Starfish Family Services, a non-profit child and family service agency, D3 is providing data on families in 14 [Read on...]

Detroit’s on track for mass transit

Detroit Free Press map of the proposed line

This sure has been a wonderful week for public transit in Detroit!

On Monday, Mayor Bing held a press conference featuring U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The Secretary announced the launch of an environmental study for the Woodward Avenue Light Rail Project, a 9.3 mile [Read on...]

Good data can mean a Great Start for Wayne County kids

Highland Park mom Fawn Kern knows that good data can change the lives of her children.

Fawn Kern is a Highland Park resident and mother of a 19-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son. She’s an ordinary citizen who is doing something extraordinary—she’s working to make her city a better place for children and families. [Read on...]