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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.

Director Erica Raleigh Shares Her “Top Ten” from NNIP Meeting

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) meeting in St. Louis. For readers who don’t know, D3 has been the Detroit NNIP partner since 2009, and we are now one of nearly 40 partner organizations across the country. NNIP is a collaborative effort by the Urban Institute [Read on...]

D3 Goes West: the Portland NNIP Conference

By Danny Devries, Economic Analyst

Danny Devries and Kat Hartman in Portland

It can be tough out there for a data analyst; most people don’t quite understand what we do, so I just say “I make maps.” When they respond “Haven’t you heard of Google Maps?,” I can only stare forlornly. Luckily, D3 [Read on...]

D.C. Data Conference: A Meeting of the Minds

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...]