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Data & Drafts Indianapolis Racial Equity Forum

Data & Drafts Indianapolis Racial Equity Forum

On November 17, we will hold the Data & Drafts forum in partnership with WFYI Public Media, the Indianapolis Public Library, and ...

Transportation Equity and the Older Adult Population

Transportation Equity and the Older Adult Population

Join Polis, WFYI Public Media, and the Central Indiana Senior Fund on Dec. 8 at 9 a.m., for a State of Aging in Central Indiana public ...

New Make Your Own Data Tool

New Make Your Own Data Tool

We launched a new “Map your own data” tool to SAVI. It was developed for faith-based organizations as part of the Religion and Urban ...

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SAVI Talks Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card

SAVI Talks Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card

On October 27, the SAVI Talks event will focus on the project, Indianapolis Racial Equity Report Card. This event will be a bit ...

Identifying Disparities in Arrest and Prosecution Data in Indianapolis

Identifying Disparities in Arrest and Prosecution Data in Indianapolis

Polis is involved in a new cross-site study with The Urban Institute and the Microsoft Justice Reform Initiative through the Catalyst ...

SAVI Talks: Equity Report Card for City of Indianapolis

SAVI Talks: Equity Report Card for City of Indianapolis

SAVE THE DATE: On October 27, our SAVI Talks event will share phase one findings for the project, Equity Report Card for City of ...

How is Indianapolis Doing?

How is Indianapolis Doing?

We’ve started a new SAVI project, How Is Indianapolis Doing?, which will provide monthly updates on how the Indianapolis metro area is ...

Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

Data and Drafts: High-Need, High-Paying Jobs

What does it mean to have “good job”? Over the past several months, WFYI reporter Sydney Dauphinais has dug into what it ...

Bangladesh visitors stop by Polis Center to learn about Encyclopedia of Indianapolis project

Bangladesh visitors stop by Polis Center to learn about Encyclopedia of Indianapolis project

On August 2, The Polis Center hosted five visitors from Bangladesh traveling to the U.S. under the auspices of the U.S. Department of ...

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Updates

Encyclopedia of Indianapolis Updates

The Polis Center updated the Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis with new content from the editorial team and continued work on new ...

Data & Drafts: Developing a Real-Time Eviction Tracker

Data & Drafts: Developing a Real-Time Eviction Tracker

On August 11, in collaboration with WFYI Public Media, the Indianapolis Public Library-Central, and Sun King Brewing, Polis Interim ...

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

A Decade of Decline: College-Going Rates in Central Indiana

On July 20, Polis published a new article to SAVI authored by Polis Research Analyst Aaron Olson. “A Decade of Decline: College-Going ...

SAVI Office Hours

SAVI Office Hours

We will start holding monthly virtual SAVI Office Hours on July 28. Anyone needing one-on-one help using SAVI, working with their own ...

Indy East Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Indy East Promise Neighborhood Initiative

Polis officially kicked off its effort with John Boner Community Center and several community partners to support the Indy East ...

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

Data & Drafts: Fewer High School Graduates Attend College

On July 20, in collaboration with WFYI Public Media and the Indianapolis Public Library-Central, Matt Nowlin will present Data & ...

Who is in the Marion County Jail? Exploring Length of Stay through an Equity Lens

Who is in the Marion County Jail? Exploring Length of Stay through an Equity Lens

We analyzed more than 283,000 bookings into Marion County’s jails between 2013 and 2021. We used this data to discover how many people ...

The State of Tenants in Central Indiana

The State of Tenants in Central Indiana

Indiana Senate Bill 230 would have required landlords to make necessary repairs to their properties. We examine the renters impacted ...

Modern Redlining in Indianapolis?

Modern Redlining in Indianapolis?

This report examines more than one million loan applications filed in Central Indiana from 2007 to 2020 to investigate racial and ...

SAVI Talks: Exploring Jail Diversion in Indianapolis

SAVI Talks: Exploring Jail Diversion in Indianapolis

Join us June 16 at 9 a.m. for a virtual event about Jail Diversion in Indianapolis. In 2015, criminal justice reform in Indiana ...

We need teamwork to help older adults meet their housing needs

We need teamwork to help older adults meet their housing needs

As part of our collaboration with the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, State of Aging ...

A Deep Dive into Affordable Rental Housing

A Deep Dive into Affordable Rental Housing

New data shows the number of subsidized rental homes in Marion County is stagnant, while the need for units affordable to extremely ...

Data & Drafts: Home Loans and Redlining

Data & Drafts: Home Loans and Redlining

On April 14, in collaboration with WFYI Public Media and the Indianapolis Public Library, we will present Data & Drafts: Home ...

Analyzing City Policy Budgets

The Urban Institute awarded Polis an $80,000 grant as part of an 18-month cross-site study funded by the Tableau Foundation to analyze ...

Polis Center Best of Tech Nominee 2022

Polis Center Best of Tech Nominee 2022

The TechPoint Mira Awards Gala is April 23, at which winners will be announced. The Polis Center is nominated for the Community Impact ...

‘I’m not moving.’ Riverside residents worry as gentrification looms alongside 16 Tech

‘I’m not moving.’ Riverside residents worry as gentrification looms alongside 16 Tech

“The Riverside neighborhood on the west side used to feel like family to Alisha Madden, who moved there several years ago after a ...

Far Eastside Indy transportation access gap addressed with micro-transit program

Far Eastside Indy transportation access gap addressed with micro-transit program

“In a community SAVI considers one of the city’s most car-dependent, Pathway Resource Center has launched a mini bus service with the ...

Horizon House fighting disparities in homelessness

Horizon House fighting disparities in homelessness

“Despite only making up 28% of the Indianapolis population, 54% of homeless people in Indianapolis are African American. Though there ...

How can geospatial data and technologies help you

How can geospatial data and technologies help you

Marianne Cardwell and Sharon Kandris, along with Jinha Jung, Associate Professor at Purdue’s Lyle School of Engineering, presented ...

Living in the Community with Dementia

Living in the Community with Dementia

On Feb. 10, Polis will conduct the webinar, “Living in the Community with Dementia ,” as part of the SoAR project. Speakers include ...

Polis partners with Indianapolis City County Council

Polis partners with Indianapolis City County Council

The Polis Center is partnering with the Indianapolis City-County Council to build its capacity to use community-level data in its ...

U.S. Census Bureau Presents Health & COVID-19 Open Data for Good Grand Challenge Award to The Polis Center/SAVI

U.S. Census Bureau Presents Health & COVID-19 Open Data for Good Grand Challenge Award to The Polis Center/SAVI

The Polis Center and its SAVI community information system received a U.S. Census Bureau Open Data for Good Grand ...

David Bodenhamer to retire as Polis Center Executive Director; Sharon Kandris to serve as interim

David Bodenhamer to retire as Polis Center Executive Director; Sharon Kandris to serve as interim

The Polis Center at IUPUI—a nationally-recognized and dynamic urban-centered learning environment which excels in partnerships, ...

Equity and Criminal Justice

Equity and Criminal Justice

The SAVI Talks Equity and Criminal Justice event on November 18 was a great success. 153 participants from a broad range of sectors ...

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis highlights our city’s past and present

The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis highlights our city’s past and present

The public launch of the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis was held November 18 at a celebration at the Central Library to recognize and ...

SAVI Talks Equity and Criminal Justice

SAVI Talks Equity and Criminal Justice

The SAVI Talks Equity and Criminal Justice event is scheduled for November 18. An individual’s interaction with the criminal justice ...

Polis-Faith in Indiana collaboration awarded Urban Institute Catalyst Grant

Polis-Faith in Indiana collaboration awarded Urban Institute Catalyst Grant

A collaboration between Faith in Indiana and The Polis Center is one of nine local projects selected to participate in the newly ...

Polis Center through SAVI and WFYI Public Media Help Tackle Equity and Social Justice

Polis Center through SAVI and WFYI Public Media Help Tackle Equity and Social Justice

The Polis Center at IUPUI, WFYI, and SAVI are collaboratively expanding the community’s understanding of equity and social justice ...

SAVI Talks: Worlds Further Apart

SAVI Talks: Worlds Further Apart

On August 26, in collaboration with the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Heath (FSPH), we shared findings from our updated ...

New features added to SAVI Community Profiles

New features added to SAVI Community Profiles

We’ve released an update to Community Profiles with new features. We now suggest prominent data in the community you’ve selected. You ...

Great Families 2020

Great Families 2020

In April, we completed the final Great Families 2020 (GF2020) evaluation activities. A United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) program, ...

Council District Crime Prevention Grant program

Council District Crime Prevention Grant program

The Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), the City of Indianapolis Office of Public Safety, and the city-county council ...

Responsive Congregations

Responsive Congregations

As part of the Religion and Urban Culture 2.0 (RUC 2.0) project, the SAVI team is developing a new feature that allows users to map ...

The State of Aging Report examines growing old in Central Indiana

The State of Aging Report examines growing old in Central Indiana

Is Central Indiana a good place to grow old?  Are the basic needs of older adults in Central Indiana being met? What are emerging ...

SAVI TALKS: Equity and Aging

SAVI TALKS: Equity and Aging

Older adults in Central Indiana experience aging differently based on their race, ethnicity, income levels, and other factors. ...

SAVI Equity Data & Information Hub

SAVI Equity Data & Information Hub

Our 2020 SAVI Coronavirus Data and Information Hub was hugely helpful in a year of much change. Our 2021 research is focused on ...

SAVI Talks Equity in Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race

SAVI Talks Equity in Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race

The income of the family you’re born into makes a big difference in how much you will earn as an adult. But, your race and the place ...

Polis Center nominated for TechPoint Mira Award Community Impact award

Polis Center nominated for TechPoint Mira Award Community Impact award

The Polis Center has been nominated for the TechPoint Mira Award Community Impact award. This award celebrates people or organizations ...

SAVI Talks: Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race

SAVI Talks: Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race

On Thurs., March 25, from 9:30-11 AM, we will present SAVI Talks, the first of a series of public forums this year taking a deeper ...

Great Families 2020

Great Families 2020

In December, Sharon Kandris, Rebecca Nannery, Deb Hollon, Public Policy Institute staff, and the United Way of Central Indiana ...

Socioeconomic Structural Predictors of 1st Wave COVID-19 in New York City (Spatial Regression Model)

Socioeconomic Structural Predictors of 1st Wave COVID-19 in New York City (Spatial Regression Model)

Jeramy Townsley will present “Socioeconomic Structural Predictors of 1st Wave COVID-19 in New York City (Spatial Regression Model)” at ...

SAVI Community Trends Report Health and Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Neighborhoods

SAVI Community Trends Report Health and Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Neighborhoods

Matt Nowlin and representatives from the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center and United Northeast Community Development Corporation ...

SoIC Students Lend Hand on Polis Projects

SoIC Students Lend Hand on Polis Projects

Polis is working with IU School of Informatics and Computing-IUPUI (SoIC) graduate students in HCC-Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), ...

The COVID-19 Impact Index: Informing Policy, Planning, and Action

The COVID-19 Impact Index: Informing Policy, Planning, and Action

On Oct. 29, we hosted a virtual Data & Drafts presentation, in partnership with the Indianapolis Public Library, WFYI, and Move to ...

Health Equity and Data

Health Equity and Data

Karen Comer and Matt Nowlin present a break out session, “Health Equity and Data,” during the Oct. 1 Connections IN Health, Leveraging ...

SAVI helps IU researchers understand COVID-19’s spread

SAVI helps IU researchers understand COVID-19’s spread

Check out the SAVI case study, “SAVI helps IU researchers understand COVID-19’s spread."  Researchers at the IU School of Medicine ...

SAVI TALKS: A comprehensive look at the effects of COVID-19 in Indianapolis

SAVI TALKS: A comprehensive look at the effects of COVID-19 in Indianapolis

On Oct. 8, we present SAVI TALKS: A comprehensive look at the effects of COVID-19 in Indianapolis. Our city is in the midst of ...

Indiana Geographic Information Council’s (IGIC) Special Achievement in GIS Award for the SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub

Indiana Geographic Information Council’s (IGIC) Special Achievement in GIS Award for the SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub

The Polis Center at IUPUI has received the Indiana Geographic Information Council’s (IGIC) Special Achievement in GIS Award for the ...

Polis Center moving to IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

Polis Center moving to IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing

The Polis Center is physically moving from its longtime home on Waterway Boulevard to the School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) ...

Living the Legacy: Making it Local

Living the Legacy: Making it Local

On Sept. 29, Unai Miguel Andres, Polis GIS & Data Analyst, is a panelist for the “Living the Legacy: Making it Local” event hosted ...

Unai Miguel Andres named officer for American Planning Association

Unai Miguel Andres named officer for American Planning Association

Unai Miguel Andres, Polis GIS & Data Analyst, was recently elected as secretary/treasurer of the Environment, Natural Resources, ...

City of Indianapolis effort to address racial equity in city government and the community

City of Indianapolis effort to address racial equity in city government and the community

Jay Colbert, Polis Data Manager, and Sharon Kandris, Polis Associate Director, Polis Center and Director, Community Informatics, ...

Data and Drafts

Data and Drafts

Polis hosted the third SAVI Data & Drafts event on Aug. 20. Unai Miguel Andres, GIS and Data Analyst; Matt Nowlin, Information ...

New data published on savi.org

New data published on savi.org

New data published on savi.org includes indicators about housing, calls for human service support, juvenile charges, and education ...

Police Use of Force Doubled Since 2015

Police Use of Force Doubled Since 2015

Incidents where IMPD used force have nearly doubled in recent years. The department used force 1,688 times in 2019 and 873 times in ...

Data & Drafts: Impacts of COVID-19 on population needs and housing equity

Data & Drafts: Impacts of COVID-19 on population needs and housing equity

Which areas of Central Indiana have experienced an increase in calls for help? Which populations have experienced a higher increase in ...

Polis Center project informs DMD Lift Indy program

Polis Center project informs DMD Lift Indy program

The Polis Center is using SAVI to help the City of Indianapolis’ Lift Indy program. Lift Indy is a comprehensive community development ...

Polis Center joins the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI

Polis Center joins the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI

The Polis Center is joining the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, positioning IUPUI to serve constituencies more ...

July 6 IndyStar article looks at Polis Centers coronavirus zip code data to see what it tell us about local impact

July 6 IndyStar article looks at Polis Centers coronavirus zip code data to see what it tell us about local impact

July 6 IndyStar article looks at Polis Center's coronavirus zip code data to see what it tell us about local impact.

Indiana COVID-19 zip code analysis neighborhoods black latino impact

Indiana COVID-19 zip code analysis neighborhoods black latino impact

July 2 IndyStar article references the Polis Centers zip code analysis of neighborhood impact of COVID-19 on Black and Latino populations.

SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub Looks at Neighborhood Unemployment Claims

SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub Looks at Neighborhood Unemployment Claims

We added two new maps to the Coronavirus Data Hub. One looks at Marion County COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code . The zip codes with the ...

Socioeconomic factors explain why some New York ZIP codes were hit hardest by COVID-19

Socioeconomic factors explain why some New York ZIP codes were hit hardest by COVID-19

New York City was one of the first cities to be infected by COVID-19 in the United States. It has also been the worst hit, with half a ...

COVID-19 Impact on Indiana Businesses

COVID-19 Impact on Indiana Businesses

To look at the pandemic impact on Indiana businesses, The Polis Center analyzed retail data made available by SafeGraph, which ...

South Bend Coronavirus Neighborhood-Level Risk Factors

South Bend Coronavirus Neighborhood-Level Risk Factors

South Bend Neighborhood-Level COVID-19 Risk Factors. South Bend has large geographic areas with populations that are highly at risk. ...

Bloomington Coronavirus Neighborhood-Level Risk Factors

Bloomington Coronavirus Neighborhood-Level Risk Factors

Bloomington Neighborhood-Level COVID-19 Risk Factors. Looking at socioeconomic status and age indicators that related to COVID-19 risk ...

The Inequalities Behind COVID-19 Disparities for African Americans in Indianapolis

The Inequalities Behind COVID-19 Disparities for African Americans in Indianapolis

The Polis Center at IUPUI published research outlining the inequities that black Indy residents face and that contribute to increased ...

Inside IUPUI: Polis COVID-19 Data Hub

Inside IUPUI: Polis COVID-19 Data Hub

Inside IUPUI featured the Polis Center COVID-19 Data Hub in its April 9 issue. Polis created the hub to show Central Indiana ...

Social Isolation in Older Adults and Food/Meal Locations in Marion County

Social Isolation in Older Adults and Food/Meal Locations in Marion County

We have expanded information on the Coronavirus Data Hub that The Polis Center  created to show Central Indiana neighborhoods at ...

JAGNEWS: Polis Center COVID-19 Data Hub

JAGNEWS: Polis Center COVID-19 Data Hub

JagNews featured the Polis Center COVID-19 Data Hub in its April 8 issue. Polis created the hub to show Central Indiana neighborhoods ...

SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub in the News

SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub in the News

The Polis Center has received multiple media mentions about the Coronavirus Data Hub it created.  This includes: The March ...

SAVI Indiana Coronavirus Data Hub

SAVI Indiana Coronavirus Data Hub

Our experts have created an information hub to help practitioners and policy makers during the COVID-19 public health crisis. ...

How to plan a healthy city? Indianapolis tracks its vital signs

How to plan a healthy city? Indianapolis tracks its vital signs

Excited that The Polis Center will be featured in Apolitical’s ‘How to Innovate for Equity. 10 Days. 100 Ideas!’ Starting March 16, ...

Polis creates coronavirus dashboard for Indiana

Polis creates coronavirus dashboard for Indiana

Polis GIS Project Coordinator Marianne Cardwell created a coronavirus dashboard comparing county level COVID-19 cases to vulnerable ...

2020 Census: uncounted children leads to fewer resources

2020 Census: uncounted children leads to fewer resources

The March 26 Indianapolis Recorder newspaper interviewed Matt N for its article “2020 Census: Uncounted children leads to fewer ...

SAVI nominated for 21st annual TechPoint Mira Awards Honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

SAVI nominated for 21st annual TechPoint Mira Awards Honoring ‘The Best of Tech in Indiana’

The SAVI community information system has been nominated for the Community Impact category of The Mira Awards. This award celebrates ...

Matt Nowlin to Present at the City of Indianapolis’ Dashboard Open House

Matt Nowlin to Present at the City of Indianapolis’ Dashboard Open House

Matt Nowlin, GIS Analyst, is presenting on the importance of data and dashboards at the City of Indianapolis’ Dashboard Open House on ...

Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, Interviewed for June WIBC Article

Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, Interviewed for June WIBC Article

Eric Berman, chief political correspondent/statehouse bureau chief, WIBC-FM/Network Indiana, interviewed Matt Nowlin, research ...

Neighborhood Change Study in a Front Page IBJ Article

Neighborhood Change Study in a Front Page IBJ Article

Matt Nowlin, Research Analyst, was interviewed for an article by Hayleigh Colombo in the Indianapolis Business Journal. This article ...

Explore Changes in your Neighborhood with this SAVI App

Explore Changes in your Neighborhood with this SAVI App

SAVI is excited to introduce the Neighborhood Change app, which allows you to explore the data we used in our newest Community Trends ...

Sharon Kandris of the Polis Center Selected as Network Steward of the Year

Sharon Kandris of the Polis Center Selected as Network Steward of the Year

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) has named Sharon Kandris, associate director at The Polis Center (IUPUI), as ...

Social Media Coordinator–Intern

Social Media Coordinator–Intern

The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a talented person who wants to make a difference. In this role, you will be promoting the SAVI ...

Polis Center, City of Indianapolis, GIPC to Receive National Award for IndyVitals

Polis Center, City of Indianapolis, GIPC to Receive National Award for IndyVitals

The Polis Center at IUPUI, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, are pleased ...

SAVI Talks: Public Transit in Marion County

SAVI Talks: Public Transit in Marion County

Join us Thursday, September 14! Our fall SAVI Talks event will cover public transit in Marion County and feature data findings from ...

SAVI Talks! Unequal Access

SAVI Talks! Unequal Access

Our SAVI Talks! program on tobacco retail access in the Indianapolis metro area on June 29 was a resounding success, imparting ...

SAVI Talks!  Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

SAVI Talks! Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

Did you know? In 2016, the smoking rates of the five healthiest states ranged from 9.1-13.8%. Indiana ranks 39th with a smoking ...

Sharon Kandris Appointed Associate Director at Polis Center

Sharon Kandris Appointed Associate Director at Polis Center

The Polis Center at IUPUI is pleased to announce that Sharon Kandris has been named Associate Director. In this role, she will lead ...

SAVE THE DATE! SAVI Talks! Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

SAVE THE DATE! SAVI Talks! Unequal Access: Tobacco Retail in the Indianapolis Metro Area

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we have had to move the date for our SAVI Talks! program on tobacco access in Indianapolis to ...

Social Media Coordinator

Social Media Coordinator

The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a talented individual who wants to make a difference. In this role, you will be promoting the ...

SAVI Community Assessment and Planning Tool

SAVI Community Assessment and Planning Tool

Assessing your community’s needs and assets is an important first step in planning community improvements. In fact, users report ...

IndyVitals Tool Nominated as Innovation of the Year for TechPoint 2017 Mira Awards

IndyVitals Tool Nominated as Innovation of the Year for TechPoint 2017 Mira Awards

18th Annual Event Honors ‘the best of tech in Indiana’ IndyVitals--a digital neighborhood monitoring tool developed by The Polis ...

IndyVitals Can Help Your Organization Make Indy a Better Place to Live and Work

IndyVitals Can Help Your Organization Make Indy a Better Place to Live and Work

Organizations from multiple sectors trying to make Indianapolis a great place to live and work have faced the challenge of telling a ...

IndyVitals Tool Nominated as Innovation of the Year for TechPoint 2017 Mira Awards

IndyVitals Tool Nominated as Innovation of the Year for TechPoint 2017 Mira Awards

18th Annual Event Honors ‘the best of tech in Indiana’ IndyVitals--a digital neighborhood monitoring tool developed by The Polis ...

Using Data to Inform the Conversation on Environmental Disparities in Indianapolis

Using Data to Inform the Conversation on Environmental Disparities in Indianapolis

On December 8, 2016, The Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) convened several Indianapolis/Marion County stakeholders for a ...

Kandris Leading Course at United Way of Central Indiana’s Fall Community Impact University

Kandris Leading Course at United Way of Central Indiana’s Fall Community Impact University

Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics, will be leading a required course of United Way of Central Indiana’s Fall Community ...