Join us Thursday, October 6, from 7:30-10:00 a.m. for the free SAVI Talks! presentation, “The Changing Affordable Housing Market.”
Hosted by WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, this free event features an analysis of affordable housing issues in Central Indiana and will help organizations and communities better understand the market so they can impact community development policy and service provision. Specifically, the program will:
- Touch upon the difference between subsidized housing and the far broader notion of housing affordability
- Address how broader market forces impact affordability
- Discuss how the squeeze on affordability impacts families and households beyond housing
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Tune in to No Limits and John Krull, Director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, on Tuesday, July 8, on 90.1. WFYI Public Radio and online to hear Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics and SAVI, talk about the new online neighborhood tool IndyVitals! Other guests include Brad Beaubien, Long Range Planning Administrator, Dept. of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis, and Steven Meyer, Executive Director, King Park Development Corporation.
IndyVitals, which is powered by SAVI, has been getting some legs with the media recently! Other mentions include:
- IndyVitals was featured on the front page of the Indy Star Friday, July 1, and online here. This is the third time a Polis project has been featured on p. 1 (Encyclopedia of Indianapolis and Spirit & Place were the others.)
- Kandris was featured in FOX59 interviews discussing the IndyVitals on June 29;
- Channel 6 taped the June 30 SAVI Talks! event which included an interview with Kandris;
- Ric Burrous with IU Communications is interviewing Kandris about the IndyVitals tool for the July Insights to Innovation newsletter, Innovate Indiana’s monthly e-newsletter for economic development and technology commercialization information.
- Sam Stall with the IUPUI alumni magazine has published the article, By the Numbers. The piece focuses on two areas at IUPUI that deal with Big Data: the Polis Center’s SAVI program and how it helps individuals and organizations identify patterns, assets, gaps, and trends in a variety of ways and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health.
The first SAVI Talks! event of 2016 was held June 30 at WFYI and covered IndyVitals, the new web-based neighborhood monitoring tool created by the Polis Center for the Plan 2020 bicentennial initiative. Speakers included Brad Beaubien, Long Range Planning Administrator, City of Indianapolis; Brooke Thomas, Deputy Director, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics, the Polis Center at IUPUI; and Leigh Evens, CEO, Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation.
The presentation addressed how and why Plan 2020 members initiated the need for such a planning tool and featured a demonstration of the IndyVitals tool and a simulated exercise for audience members so they could experience how IndyVitals reveals neighborhood assets and issues of concern and learn how it can be used to improve their neighborhoods.’
If you missed the presentation, click here for the taped event. Enjoy!