New Tool For Tracking Indicators For Boys And Men Of Color Initiatives

We have just released a new Boys and Men of Color Indicator Guide, which identifies the focus indicators for various local and national initiatives to improve the lives of boys and men of color and describes why each indicator is important. The launch of the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative by President Obama early last [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:08+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Categories: Boys & Men of Color, Tools|Tags: , |

Alameda County Violent Crime Fact Sheet 2013

Since 2010, Urban Strategies Council has produced and published a snapshot of violent crime in Alameda County using data made available by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports. The fact sheet is produced as a part of the Alameda County Violence Prevention Blueprint, led by Supervisor Nate Miley, and is intended to help guide decision-making as [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:10+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Categories: Data, Factsheets, Issue Areas, Reports, Violence Prevention|

Broadband Adoption in Oakland

The digital divide is a very real and very stable reality in communities like Oakland, California.  Knowing which neighborhoods have solid access to high speed internet is a critical aspect of planning for government and nonprofit provided online services- if we want low income folks from Oakland’s flatlands to use a new digital application, we’d [...]

By | 2017-05-18T11:34:12+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Categories: Data, Economic Development, Issue Areas, Maps|

Eden Area Livability Initiative Community Profile 2013

 The Eden Area Community Profile 2013 was commissioned by Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley to provide both a new baseline for understanding the five diverse communities in the Eden Area and to evaluate the changes since the initial profile was prepared. It is intended to support the work of Phase II of the Eden Area [...]

By | 2015-07-22T13:41:11+00:00 February 28th, 2014|Categories: Consulting Services, Data, Profiles, Reports, Research & Analysis|

Mapping Oakland Fires

We'll be publishing some new data for this weekend's International Open Data Day and wanted to give people a look at what it contains. We obtained Oakland Fire Department calls for service data under a public Records Act request a year ago for a Healthy Homes project, but the data unfortunately did not contain enough [...]

By | 2015-07-20T22:26:53+00:00 February 18th, 2014|Categories: Data, Sets|

Healthy Housing in Oakland

A well-established body of academic, clinical, and community-level research has demonstrated that conditions within housing units can deeply impact the physical and mental health of individuals in those units, for better or worse. In many areas, the literature is conclusive: just as a dilapidated apartment with a cockroach problem can trigger asthma in a vulnerable [...]

By | 2015-07-21T14:04:27+00:00 February 13th, 2014|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Maps, Public Health, Reports|

Open Data Stories #1 Alameda ReEntry Services

An underlying premise behind open data is that you, the creator of a dataset, may not know the best use of your data and therefore need to leave the data open and let the future decide. It is a hard decision for a data analyst who believes that data needs to be properly handled by [...]

By | 2015-07-20T22:34:26+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Categories: Data, Tools|

Alameda County releases more geospatial data!

We would like to applaud and spread the word about Alameda County's increased offerings for geospatial data. For anyone who looked before, you remember the single layer of parcel outlines. The new offerings include layers from supervisor districts to sanitation districts. This is a small step towards open data and we look forward to seeing [...]

By | 2015-07-20T22:40:43+00:00 February 7th, 2014|Categories: Data, Sets|

Affordable Housing Needs Data

Way back in 2011, we carried out a comprehensive study of the data landscape in the Bay Area related to the important work of affordable housing and neighborhood stabilization efforts for Enterprise Community Partners.  The report got delivered to our clients but we realized that we did not ever publish the results. Despite the time [...]

By | 2015-07-22T18:48:29+00:00 January 21st, 2014|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Reports|

Residential Vacancy Data

Did you think your postman/woman just delivered your mail? Wrong. They happen to be a rather awesome real-time crowd sourcing force for public data! When your mail is delivered and you turn out to not be there, and this keeps happening for a month, or for three months, your responsive public servants take note of [...]

By | 2015-07-21T14:07:32+00:00 March 21st, 2013|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Maps|
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