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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, ...

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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 provides

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 higher

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 23 IndyStar 

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 analyst,

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 our

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 critical

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 rate of

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

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 ...

Kandris Presenting at National Legal Aid and Deference Association Conference

Kandris Presenting at National Legal Aid and Deference Association Conference

Sharon Kandris, Director of Community Informatics, is presenting at the National Legal Aid and Deference Association conference in ...

A Healthier Place to Live: A Community Conversation on Public  Health

A Healthier Place to Live: A Community Conversation on Public Health

In Indianapolis, wealth determines health. If you live in a low-income neighborhood in our city, there’s a good chance you’ll die

SAVI Talks! The Changing Affordable Housing Market

SAVI Talks! The Changing Affordable Housing Market

“Lower housing costs make housing more affordable. Raising income makes everything more affordable.” – John Marron On

The Changing Affordable Housing Market

Join us Thursday, October 6, from 7:30-10:00 a.m. for the free SAVI Talks! presentation, “The Changing Affordable Housing Market.” ...

IndyVitals Free Workshops

IndyVitals Free Workshops

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) is offering three free one-hour workshops to help guide you in the best ways to ...

IndyVitals in the News

IndyVitals in the News

Tune in to No Limits and John Krull, Director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, on Tuesday, July 8, on 90.1. ...

SAVI TALKS!

SAVI TALKS!

The first SAVI Talks! event of 2016 was held June 30 at WFYI and covered IndyVitals, the new web-based neighborhood monitoring tool ...

SAVI Talks! IndyVitals

SAVI Talks! IndyVitals

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

IndyVitals!

IndyVitals!

IndyVitals, a new digital neighborhood monitoring tool for Marion County that is powered by SAVI, debuted June 7 to mark the City of ...

Kelly Davila Named Senior Research Analyst

Kelly Davila Named Senior Research Analyst

The Polis Center at IUPUI has named Kelly Davila Senior Research Analyst. In this role, Davila will manage ongoing research and ...

Available opportunity at SAVI: Data and Analytics Research Associate

Available opportunity at SAVI: Data and Analytics Research Associate

The Polis Center at IUPUI (Polis) is a unit of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts dedicated to using collaboration, interdisciplinary ...

Available opportunity at SAVI: Senior Research Analyst

Available opportunity at SAVI: Senior Research Analyst

The Polis Center at IUPUI (Polis) is a unit of the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts dedicated to using collaboration, interdisciplinary ...

Social Media Part-Time Position

Social Media Part-Time Position

Social Media Part-Time Position | SAVI Community Information System | www.savi.org The Polis Center at IUPUI is seeking a highly ...

SAVI Talks Crime – Does Perception Match Reality?

SAVI Talks Crime – Does Perception Match Reality?

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Introducing SAVI’s Advanced Search

Introducing SAVI’s Advanced Search

SAVI’s new advanced search feature makes it easier to find the data you are looking for. With this search option you can: Find a ...

Data is One Click Away with the New SAVI Indices Tool

Data is One Click Away with the New SAVI Indices Tool

Many of you know that there are tons of data and tools in SAVI, and with tools like Quick Info and Community Profiles, we’ve been ...

Storytelling with Data: Engage Stakeholders Using SAVI’s Newest Tool

Storytelling with Data: Engage Stakeholders Using SAVI’s Newest Tool

Great story telling can mean the difference between getting that grant or not.  It is an easy way to communicate with stakeholders to ...

Last Chance To Register For 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit

Last Chance To Register For 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit

Online registration for 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit will end this Friday, September  26, 2014. If you haven’t yet registered for the ...

NOW OPEN: Registration for 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit!

NOW OPEN: Registration for 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit!

NOW OPEN: Registration for 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit!  Registration for the 2014 Indiana Nonprofit Summit is now open! The ...

Indiana Association of United Ways launches Community Report Card powered by SAVI

Indiana Association of United Ways launches Community Report Card powered by SAVI

We’re delighted to share that we have launched a new tool that allows nonprofits and community-based organizations throughout ...