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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.

2014 Open Data Day

On February 22, participants in the second annual International Open Data Hackathon will gather around the globe to liberate, analyze and publish data in order to “show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.” (For more information, please visit opendataday.org.)

While there isn’t an [Read on...]

A Data Driven Story: TechTown’s SWOT City

This is the first in a series of profiles of partner organizations using data from Data Driven Detroit to successfully support their work.

Detroit’s neighborhoods have long struggled in the face of declining population and growing epidemics of vacancy and blight, and few areas have been as hard-hit as the Brightmoor community, located on [Read on...]

The “Environmental & Sustainability Data Workshop” Summer 2013 Series

Staring at spreadsheets… what does it all mean? How do I actually use all these numbers and maps to make a difference in my community? Data Driven Detroit is here to help. With support from the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute and the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society, D3 conducted a series of [Read on...]

The Detroit Environmental Agenda Has Been Released

With generous funding from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Data Driven Detroit is proud to have provided technical support for the Detroit Environmental Agenda (DEA).

The DEA was created by a coalition of 10 local organizations that laid out a new action agenda and voter guide to help [Read on...]

“City of Detroit Building Demolitions” Interactive Map Presented by The City of Detroit and Data Driven Detroit

Interactive demolition map

It is well known that vacant and abandoned homes have become a public safety threat and an overall burden on the recovery of neighborhoods in the City of Detroit. The scale of abandonment and blight in Detroit has become a national headline (“Detroit to Shrink Itself, Historic Homes and All”, “Among [Read on...]

Meet the D3 Staff: Jeffrey Bross

This Q&A is the fifth in a series of profiles of Data Driven Detroit staff members.

When Project Manager Jeffrey Bross joined the team at Data Driven Detroit, he was already very familiar with the work of our organization from his classmates, Assistant Director of Projects Erica Raleigh and GIS Analyst David Mieksztyn. Jeff is [Read on...]

The Obama Effect: African Americans turned out last year in record numbers

One of the narratives that has come front and center in the last two Presidential Elections is that of race in America, with an emphasis on its role in the American political landscape .The 2008 election of Barack Obama was marked by increasing voter turnout rates for African Americans and younger voters. As these trends [Read on...]

Thank you, Mario Goetz!

Mario Goetz joined the D3 team in January as a Semester in Detroit Intern. Mario is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in History and Social Theory in Practice at the University of Michigan. Outside of class, Mario referees youth soccer, and taught English as a Second Language classes in Ypsilanti and Southwest Detroit. As a [Read on...]

Michigan’s First Year of Population Growth Shows Wide Variations

The Census Bureau has released its latest population estimates for 2012 today. The estimates cover metropolitan statistical areas, micropolitan statistical areas and counties. The numbers show that the Great Plains and West Texas contained many of the fastest growing areas in the country, including Casper, Wyoming and Bismarck, North Dakota. Why you may ask? The [Read on...]

Meet the D3 Staff: David Mieksztyn

This Q&A is the third in a series of profiles of Data Driven Detroit staff members.

David Mieksztyn came to work at Data Driven Detroit after working on his urban planning capstone project in 2010 at Wayne State University with Assistant Director of Projects, Erica Raleigh. He primarily focuses his attentions on spatializing data with [Read on...]