Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan. D3 was launched in 2009 with funding from The Skillman Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. D3 incorporates features of “neighborhood data systems” that currently operate in many cities across the country. These systems encourage the direct and practical use of data, with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for residents in distressed urban neighborhoods. Championed by the Urban Institute, such systems are part of the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP), a highly regarded consortium of organizations dedicated to the democratization of data. In October 2009, D3 became a member of this elite and distinguished program.
D3 believes that direct and practical use of data by community and city leaders promotes thoughtful community building and effective policymaking. As a “one-stop shop” for data about the city of Detroit and the metro area, D3 provides unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and capacity building for Southeast Michigan.
Visit www.DataDrivenDetroit.org to learn more.
Data Driven Detroit provided research support for Creative State Michigan.