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Posted by saviadmin on May 18, 2015

WHAT’S TRENDING IN…neighborhood information systems

By Sharon Kandris and Jay Colbert

Every spring and fall, SAVI staff attends the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) meeting, which was held in Pittsburgh this year. It’s a great opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the NNIP’s diverse and extensive group of partners in 35 cities that developing neighborhood information systems like SAVI.

This year, Sharon Kandris, Director of SAVI, and Jay Colbert, SAVI Project Manager, share with you their top takeaways from the event.

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Posted by saviadmin on Apr 17, 2014

Our takeaways from the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Conference

By Jay Colbert

“Are there SAVIs in other cities?” is a question that I get occasionally, and the answer is certainly yes. Many community and neighborhood organizations are part of a netowrk called the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP). NNIP is a collaboration of the Urban Institute and local partners in 35 cities to further the development and use of neighborhood-level information systems for community building and local decision-making.  Not all partners have a robust community information system like SAVI, but they are all committed to the electronic dissemination of neighborhood-level information for improved decision-making.

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