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Detroit Vacancy Rates: A Guide to Conscious Data Consumption

By Stephanie Quesnelle What do all of these numbers have in common? They’ve been used in the past year to describe the vacancy rate in Detroit.  Some represent different parts of the city others represent different types of building (residential vs. commercial), types of tenants (renters vs. owners), and different data sources.  Declining vacancy rates […]

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The NNIP Spring 2017 Retrospective June 8, 2017

By Erica Raleigh The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a national network of local data intermediaries like D3 that work together to support the development and use of data in local policy-making and community building.  Twice a year, we gather in one of the partner cities to share project work, best practices, and new […]

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5 Essential Podcasts You Should Be Listening To From Erica Raleigh (+55 Bonus Podcasts) March 15, 2017

For those of us who are constantly on the go and on long commutes, podcasts provide an opportunity to keep on top of things we love without skipping a beat. We sat down with our executive director, Erica Raleigh, and discussed some of her favorite podcasts that she listens to in between her busy days. […]

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Data Matters – We Need Your Help! February 8, 2017

Earlier this week we learned of the introduction of Federal Senate and House companion bills with titles that refer to the protection of local zoning ordinances.  Both bills include a section (Section 3) stating “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be used to design, build, maintain, utilize, or provide access to a Federal database […]

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Who Are the Centenarians? Part 2: Dying at Age 100+ vs. Dying at Ages 65-99 January 25, 2017

  Who Are the Centenarians?  Part 2:  Dying at Age 100+ vs. Dying at Ages 65-99 Introduction Centenarians, defined as people age 100 or older, are a tiny but growing age group in Michigan and the United States as a whole[1].  In the 2010 U.S. Census, centenarians constituted .0173 percent of the U.S. population and […]

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Who Are the Centenarians? Part 1: Dying at Age 100 or More December 9, 2016

Who Are the Centenarians? Part 1: Dying at Age 100 or More Introduction Centenarians, defined as people age 100 and older, are a tiny but growing age group in Michigan and the United States as a whole(1).  In the 2010 U.S. Census, centenarians constituted .0173 percent of the U.S. population and a similar proportion (.0175 […]

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Apply Now: ETL Developer @ Data Driven Detroit! November 23, 2016

Apply Now: ETL Developer @ Data Driven Detroit! What: Data Driven Detroit is seeking an experienced and energetic ETL Developer to join our diverse team to assist in super-charging our internal data infrastructure processes. This is a full-time position, working 40 hours per week. D3 provides an attractive benefits package, including paid vacation and personal time; […]

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D3 Product Database November 14, 2016

We have a lot of great resources on our website. We know they’re hard to find sometimes so we put it all in one place. Check out the link below! >>Products Database<< If you have any further questions, feel free to head over to our Ask D3 page.

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On the D3 Website October 31, 2016

By: Erica Raleigh D3 launched our new website about a year ago. It was developed over the course of two years, squished into the spare moments between important project work with our partners, working through conversations about what the next evolution of D3 would be, and then actually executing the migration of D3 to a […]

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September 2016 Meeting of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, Cleveland October 3, 2016

This year marks the 20th year of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP).  D3 has been a proud partner since 2009, and we are deeply grateful for all the network has done to help D3 build capacity over the years.  Those who know me have likely heard my exuberant ramblings on our partnership meetings that […]

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