Turning The Corner

Exploring new methods to track neighborhood change closer to real time, understand how people feel about it, and provide the information to people who can actually do something about it. 

Since April 2016, D3 worked to create a model of neighborhood change with community members and partners, and conducted interviews and focus groups with residents and business owners to better understand how change impacts a community. In this context, neighborhood change means economic or physical changes that could substantially affect the composition and culture of a community.

Explore this interactive story map to walk step-by-step through our process and visualize distributions of neighborhood change indicators. These focus on the kind of change that results in displacement by altering the structure of the community, changing the lives and culture of the people who live there, and possibly increasing the costs of living.

To read in detail about our findings in Detroit, the full report is available here.

To make a one-page profile of all the data for your block, you can download this Turning the Corner Data Explorer and this brief how-to guide.

We hope this work can help to facilitate informed community conversations among stakeholders who can use the data and analysis to develop creative local programs and policies to equitably restore neighborhoods.

Turning the Corner is a multi-city initiative of the Urban Institute’s National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership (NNIP), the Funders’ Network-Federal Reserve Philanthropy Initiative, and The Kresge Foundation. Local work here in Detroit is led by D3, with support from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Hudson-Webber Foundation, and The Skillman Foundation.