By: D3 Staff
This Q&A is the fourth in a series of profiles of Data Driven Detroit staff members.
Rob Linn sports many hats in life; GIS Analyst, author and developer. Rob’s love for planning flourished while interning for the City of Detroit under Gregory Parrish, D3′s Data and Technology Manager. He was first introduced to D3 while working [Read on...]
By: D3 Staff
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 Arc [Read on...]
By: D3 Staff
The Hudson-Webber Foundation recently released a new report, “7.2 SQ MI”, which focuses on the data story of Greater Downtown Detroit, a 7.2 square mile collection of neighborhoods: Downtown, Midtown, New Center, Woodbridge, Eastern Market, Lafayette Park, Rivertown and Corktown. The report was prepared with the assistance of the Downtown Detroit Partnership, [Read on...]
by Kurt Metzger, Director
As we enter into 2013, Data Driven Detroit’s new affiliation with the Michigan Nonprofit Association has inspired me to take a step back and reflect on my history and how Data Driven Detroit was born. The history of the organization and my own are inexorably intertwined! In 1975, I accepted a [Read on...]
Former 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Nathaniel Jones
On Friday, October 29, I had the privilege of serving as keynote speaker for the conference titled “From Redlining to White Flight: The History of Housing Segregation & The Importance of Regionalism.” The conference was a partnership between the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and [Read on...]
Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Education invited communities to apply for a grant from the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Building off work done by Geoffrey Canada at the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Promise Neighborhoods Program was designed to provide funding to improve the educational and developmental outcomes of children in the nation’s most [Read on...]
When I was in Eastern Market over the Memorial Day weekend, it seemed like there were babies everywhere. But statistics show that fewer Michiganders are having children.
The State of Michigan has just released 2008 data and the trend of decreasing births that began after 1990 is continuing.
“Figure 1” shows Michigan’s birth numbers from 1990 to 2008. Births peaked [Read on...]
From May 12 -14, our staff attended the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) bi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. NNIP is a project of the Urban Institute that helps integrate neighborhood-level information systems with local policymakers and community leaders.
The conference was a welcome opportunity for Data Driven Detroit to network with other data organizations and [Read on...]
It has been said that a child learns to read up until third grade, after which he/she reads to learn. The ability to read at an early age is critical for academic success across all subjects in the years to come.
The State of Michigan recently released results from the Fall 2009 MEAP. [Read on...]
Detroit has become the poster-child for a 21st Century, post-industrial region searching for a future. We are under the microscopes of the media, the federal government, the academic and research communities, national and local foundations, and ordinary residents. While we don’t always take kindly to what others have to say about us, we need to [Read on...]