School District Shopping in Metro Detroit

School District Shopping in Metro Detroit

At D3, we spend a lot of time thinking about making data more useful to people who are making decisions, and sometimes we re-discover just how challenging that can be when we want to use data to make a decision in our own lives. Making a choice about where to live,...

2017 Reflections and Looking Forward

I’ve been reflecting on this year in preparation for the next; in summary, D3 did some amazing stuff in 2017… We started the year embracing new team members and facing a whole bunch of work to be done. Collectively, we created great work that we can be proud of,...
The NNIP Spring 2017 Retrospective

The NNIP Spring 2017 Retrospective

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...
Data Matters – We Need Your Help!

Data Matters – We Need Your Help!

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...
2016 Reflections and Looking Forward

2016 Reflections and Looking Forward

2016 Reflections and Looking Forward Over the past year since our transition to a stand-alone lowprofit limited liability company (L3C), we’ve had the opportunity to reflect on some changes at D3 and what we (and our community) have to look forward to from D3 in the...
On the D3 Website

On the D3 Website

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...