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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.

D3 at Code for America’s Property and Technology Conference

D3 Technical Manager Gregory Parrish. (Click for original image.)

Data Driven Detroit would like to thank Code for America for hosting Saturday’s Property & Technology conference. The conference featured lightning talks and breakout sessions, giving attendees the opportunity to learn from each other about how to improve Detroit through the application of technology.

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Kurt in Bridge Magazine on Wayne State Graduation Rates

Source: Bridge Magazine

Bridge Magazine has just published an article on the graduation rates for Wayne State University, which are particularly low for students of color. D3′s own Kurt Metzger, a contributor to Bridge Magazine, is quoted in the article:

“Detroit can’t grow by importing a bunch of college grads and saying [Read on...]

Michigan Births Take Another Hit

The long awaited release of final birth numbers for 2010 show that Michigan experienced another year of decreasing births – a trend that, with a few minor variations, has been in effect for the last 20 years. The decrease from 2009 to 2010 was 2.2 percent, as births fell from 117,309 to 114,717. Overall, annual [Read on...]

TV Spots, Part 7: WARM Training Center

Data Driven Detroit has collaborated with Detroit Public Television to produce a series of shorts highlighting the data surrounding local institutions. Check out this spot about the WARM Training Center.

If you watch WTVS, you might see these spots between 6 PM and 11 PM. Check out the rest of this [Read on...]

The Planning Perspective on Detroit’s Decline

by Louis Bach, Communications

Source: detroittransithistory.info

The Urbanophile has an interesting piece by urban planner and Detroit native Pete Saunders on poor urban planning’s contribution to the decline of Detroit. He offers nine patterns related to planning and land use that exacerbated the social, economic, and political reason’s for the city’s fall.

Some of [Read on...]

TV Spots, Part 6: Transportation Riders United

Data Driven Detroit has collaborated with Detroit Public Television to produce a series of shorts highlighting the data surrounding local institutions. Check out this spot about the Transportation Riders United.

If you watch WTVS, you might see these spots between 6 PM and 11 PM. Check out the rest of this [Read on...]

Let the Spirit of Volunteerism Rise in Metro Detroit!

On Wednesday, February 22, I have the distinct pleasure of joining Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and WDET’s Craig Fahle for “an unprecedented evening on Wayne State’s Campus.” As the announcement

You can join together with leaders who share your passion and dedication for a healthy, stable Detroit.

The night will be historic. It [Read on...]

TV Spots, Part 5: Restaurant Opportunity Coalition

Data Driven Detroit has collaborated with Detroit Public Television to produce a series of shorts highlighting the data surrounding local institutions. Check out this spot about the Restaurant Opportunity Coalition.

If you watch WTVS, you might see these spots between 6 PM and 11 PM. Check out the rest of this [Read on...]

TV Spots, Part 4: Georgia St. Community Garden

Data Driven Detroit has collaborated with Detroit Public Television to produce a series of shorts highlighting the data surrounding local institutions. Check out this spot about the Georgia Street Community Garden, featuring Mark Covington.

If you watch WTVS, you might see these spots between 6 PM and 11 PM. Check out [Read on...]

Council District Options Update

D3 has submitted a “new” map to City Council – Option 5p: the precinct compliant plan. It is unfortunate, but due to legal shortsightedness and a bureaucratic process, we have had to slightly modify our proposed neighborhood centric map from Census block lines to Bureau of Elections’ precincts. Our intent of protecting neighborhoods has not [Read on...]