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|

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|

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|

Foreclosures in Oakland, 2007-2011

Between 2007 and 2011, there were over 10,500 completed foreclosures in the City of Oakland.  While foreclosure activity peaked in 2008, the housing crisis has eased only in relative terms.  In 2011, there were still over 1,300 new completed foreclosures in Oakland, and after a brief period of decline between May and October, foreclosure activity [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:22:05+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Categories: Data, Housing, Issue Areas, Maps|

Oakland Crime Maps for 2011 by Police Beat

Like most measures of social outcomes and neighborhood indicators, crime is not evenly dispersed across the city, so a citywide average does not speak to the reality of every neighborhood in the same way. Our beat level crime maps are powerful tools for examining distribution and change in crime across our city. In 2011 we [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:20:56+00:00 April 1st, 2012|Categories: Community Safety and Justice, Data, Issue Areas, Maps, Public Safety|

Oakland Stressors – 2011 Update

The City of Oakland and Urban Strategies Council have developed a new Stressor model for the city using the latest available neighborhood data. This model provides a rank for every Community Police Beat in Oakland that indicates the relatively high or low levels of 'stress' on a neighborhood. The new model has been adjusted to [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:20:56+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Categories: Data, Issue Areas, Maps, Reports, Violence Prevention|

Community Benefits Districts in Oakland

Wouldn't it be great if you and your neighbors could all chip in $5 to get the city to fill those nagging potholes quicker? Well you can...sort of. Commercial areas in California can form Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) -- recently rechristened "Community Benefits Districts" (CBDs) -- to create a new tax assessment and pay for [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:23:08+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Categories: Data, Economic Development, Issue Areas, Maps|

Oakland Crime Hot Spot Maps for the 1st Quarter of 2011

These crime report hot spot maps were developed for the Oakland Police Department to aid with intelligence-led policing efforts, to provide resource management support and to aid in targeting crime suppression tactics. These hot spot maps depict crime reports of: Violent Crime, Property Crime and Burglary and are arranged by Command Areas for the 1st [...]

By | 2015-09-10T11:23:08+00:00 April 29th, 2011|Categories: Community Safety and Justice, Data, Issue Areas, Maps, Public Safety, Violence Prevention|
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