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National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Meeting Convenes in Pittsburgh

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Neighborhood Allies bring a national delegation of community data experts to Larimer.

May 6, 2015-May 8, 2015, the National Neighborhood NNIP conference 2015Indicators Partnership (NNIP) held their biannual conference at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh. The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership is a national collaborative coordinated by the Urban Institute to expand and promote the use of neighborhood information systems in community development and policymaking at the local level. Neighborhood Allies co-sponsored this event along with the University of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

Larimer Tour 2015 2With additional planning support from Neighborhood Allies, the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) – a NNIP partner – planned and developed this spring conference. More than one hundred people were invited to attend from partner cities such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas, New Orleans, Portland, and San Antonio. The local partner presentation on day one included a session on “Vital Statistics on UCSUR and Pittsburgh” by Sabina Deitrick and Bob Gradeck of UCSUR, followed by a presentation on “Community-Based Participatory Research in Homewood” by Dr. John Wallace of the University of Pittsburgh and a team from Operation Better Block (OBB) including its Executive Director, Jerome Jackson, Demi Kolke and Samantha Teixeira. The day concluded with simultaneous tours of three Pittsburgh neighborhoods – Larimer, Lawrenceville, and the Northside. Our very own Program Manager for Community Partnerships and Services, Shad Henderson, planned and co-led the Larimer tour on connected community development with the Executive Director of the Kingsley Association, Malik Bankston.

The final two days of the conference included presentations on “Exploring Child Well-being and School Success with Integrated Data,” “Engaging Hospitals as Partners in Community Change,” “Approaches to Communications Planning,” and “Expanding Data about Criminal Justice and Public Safety.”

Videos from the event will be up on the NNIP website soon but until then, enjoy a few photos!

Larimer Tour 2015 1

Northside Tour 2015






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