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Posted by saviadmin on Jul 25, 2014

What’s Trending in the Near Westside Neighborhood

By Sharon Kandris

The City of Indianapolis, IUPUI, and Lilly Endowment recently announced a $30 million investment to improve IUPUI and the Near Westside neighborhood (See IndyStar story by Erika Smith).  Some of the major improvements will include streetscapes, new bike lanes, and sidewalks – and turning New York Street and Michigan Road into two-way streets.  But how will this impact the neighborhood and its residents?  For one thing, it aligns with some of the goals the community established in its quality of life plan.

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Posted by saviadmin on Jun 5, 2014

The Changing Demographics of the foreign-born Population in America and Indiana

By Jay Colbert

We recently came across these interesting maps created by the Pew Research Center showing the changing demographics of the foreign-born population in America. Several media outlets featured these fascinating maps where Pew compared the biggest sources of immigrants into each state in the U.S. from 1910 and 2010 census.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 30, 2014

Domestic Violence in Marion County

By Sharon Kandris

Given the recent high-profile domestic violence cases in the news this month, it is very timely to recognize the importance of organizations like the Domestic Violence Network that work to end domestic violence through education and advocacy.  To that end, The Polis Center recently partnered with Domestic Violence Network (DVN) to analyze data from the criminal justice system to gain a better understanding of the state of domestic violence in the county.  DVN released the report today.

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