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Posted by Allegra East on Jun 8, 2016

SAVI Talks! IndyVitals

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Don’t miss this great chance to learn about the IndyVitals digital tool at the first SAVI Talks! event of 2016 on Thursday, June 30, at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202!

Find out why city leaders for the Indianapolis Bicentennial Plan envisioned technology helping to strategize and track the plan’s impact. Experience IndyVitals yourself by discovering how to identify neighborhood assets, problems, and gaps, and learn how data helps to inform place-based decision making. We guarantee that you’ll walk away pumped up about how you can use it to make a difference!

Guest speakers include:

  • Brad Beaubien, Long Range Planning Administrator, City of Indianapolis
  • Brooke Thomas, Deputy Director, The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee
  • Sharon Kandris, SAVI Director, The Polis Center at IUPUI
  • Leigh Evans, CEO, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation

Breakfast and networking start at 7:45 a.m. with the presentation at 8:00 a.m. followed by discussion. Highlights from roundtables and conclusion will wrap things up at 9:45 a.m.

SAVI Talks! is sponsored by IUPUI and IU School of Liberal Arts

To register, click here.  Space is limited so sign up now!

 

 

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Posted by Allegra East on Jun 8, 2016

IndyVitals!

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett pledged his commitment to the City’s “2020 Bicentennial” agenda, designed to make life better for people in Indianapolis. It’s made up of six parts — Choose, Connect, Love, Serve, Thrive and Work Indy.

IndyVitals, a new digital neighborhood monitoring tool for Marion County that is powered by SAVI, debuted June 7 to mark the City of Indianapolis’ official community-wide unveiling of its Bicentennial Plan.

The Polis Center developed IndyVitals for Plan 2020, the city-planning initiative that includes representatives from the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Department of Metropolitan Development, the Department of Public Works, the Indy Chamber, and other community leaders.

“Plan 2020 is the name of the Bicentennial Planning process for Indianapolis and Marion County that involves the creation of a broad, values-based vision, a set of actions steps that partners have committed to completing by the city’s Bicentennial in 2020, and updates to six technical city plans,” said Brad M. Beaubien, AICP, Administrator for Long Range Planning, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis-Marion County.

The tool is one of the four main elements of the city’s bicentennial plan (the other elements are the agenda, the plan, and engagement evaluation). It will help organize the Plan 2020 endeavor and monitor the impact of the blueprint within neighborhoods so that Plan 2020 members can determine if the results match the desired outcome. See more.

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Posted by saviadmin on May 27, 2015

ASK JAY: What’s trending in your zip code?

A Q&A session with SAVI’s own Jay Colbert

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Hey Jay, what took so long?

Jay: Data consumers (you) love the idea of data by ZIP Codes. Everyone knows which ZIP Code they live in, and people often know many other ZIP Codes around. And, they aren’t a bad size either: small enough to have fairly consistent populations within them but large enough to hold enough population to be relatively stable year to year allowing for time-series comparisons. But, data intermediaries (me) dislike ZIP Codes since they can change frequently and with little notice and not many data providers (them) even have data by ZIP Codes making it even more challenging.

Also, ZIP Codes aren’t really even areas. According to the U.S. Postal Service they are merely an attribute of a section of a street. Even a single building (or a collection of floors in a building) can have its own ZIP Code.

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