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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.

Getting “Trashed” on Opening Day, 2015

We at D3, like many people throughout Detroit, love the Tigers Opening Day celebration. It is a special day that marks the beginning of warm weather, outdoor activities and of course another hopeful season of baseball. Each year throngs of Tigers fans (and those who like an excuse to celebrate) from all over the region [Read on...]

Exploring Student Dispersion Maps

Since the 2011-12 school year, Data Driven Detroit (D3) has created a series of maps that illustrate the spatial patterns related to where students from different areas in Detroit attend school or where students from different schools live (see our previous blog post introducing the project). This year’s data, from the October 2013 student count, [Read on...]

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

Interactive demolition map

UPDATE, APRIL 2015: The demolition data driving the demolition map referenced in this blog are now out of date. In addition, the City of Detroit is no longer hosting the map on its website. As an alternative, visit the D3 Open Data Portal to download more recent demolition data from the [Read on...]

Interactive Map: Census Response Rates

 

Check out Slate’s interactive map showing the 2010 Census’ response rate for every county in the contiguous United States. The map also displays whether each county voted Republican or Democrat in the 2008 elections. As Slate points out, the map highlights a gap in partisan politics around the census: Washington legislators are divided along [Read on...]

New Interactive Tool: DPS Properties for Sale

by Louis Bach, Communications

Data Driven Detroit, in conjunction with the Old Schools, New Uses conference, has released a new interactive tool to provide users with information about Detroit Public School buildings and properties that are featured for sale. The tool provides prospective re-developers with contextual information about [Read on...]

New Estimates Show an Increase in Bicycle Commuters

By Dana Politi, Staff Contributor

With gas prices rising, it is not surprising that many urban areas, large and small, have seen a jump in cyclist traffic. Current U.S. Census Bureau estimates show that bicycling as a primary means of transportation has increased 50% since 2000, even though cycling to work still only accounts for [Read on...]