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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.

New Book: Driving Detroit, George Galster

By Kurt Metzger, Director

Looking back at my fifteen years working at Wayne State University’s Center for Urban Studies, I remember my colleagues’ love for the city and their work with its residents. One person stands above all others: George Galster. George came back to his roots in Detroit in 1996, locating his family in [Read on...]

D3 Launches New Parcel-Level Data Tool for Sustainable Communities

By Morgan Robinson, Analyst

Up-to-date property information is essential to revitalization efforts in Detroit’s neighborhoods. Data at the parcel level provides the most detailed and fine-grained picture of local conditions. To support Detroit LISC’s Building Sustainable Communities Initiative, Data Driven Detroit (D3) is pleased to announce a new parcel tool to support [Read on...]

Are there any neighborhood schools left in Detroit?

by Kelly Goodman, Education Analyst

Another school year is starting, and students across metro Detroit are beginning their commutes to school. Many Detroit students travel long distances to attend school. Some even travel into the city from the suburbs; during the 2011-2012 school year, there were over 1,300 such Detroit Public School students. To better [Read on...]