Description: The Urban Strategies Council is seeking a mature individual with a strong administrative background to provide administrative and support services. Duties: The ideal candidate would be flexible and available to work two days a week as well as occasional longer periods of time (when staff is traveling). The candidate will always be informed of [...]
In the past weeks we welcomed three new people to our team, we're excited to have Robert Stahl joining our research staff as a research associate focused on housing and community development projects, Miguel Barbosa to lead our web and data visualization work and Anslem Ufomah joins us to manage our internal and web technology [...]
Have you ever used the InfoAlamedaCounty.org website? No? Click here to learn how you can get free data, maps and more for Oakland and Alameda County! Yes, I know about or have used InfoAlamedaCounty.org Please take a quick 5 minute survey to help us improve the site: We are working on a potential redesign of [...]
We have always had a community data service available where we offer a limited amount of time to help CBOs, government staff and independent researchers find data, get that data, find maps or other technical work we may have produced or could put together very quickly. We just haven't made it really easy for you [...]
Urban Strategies Council is pleased to announce that Stephen Watkins has joined the staff as our new program associate for income and asset development, effective August 1, 2014. Stephen’s work will focus on the integration of asset development services into workforce development programs to provide a sound financial platform for those transitioning from training into [...]
During recent months, we have been assessing the impact of our work as we seek to hone our focus. In our very first Impact Report, we’re proud to highlight some of the major efforts we have engaged in during the past two years and the impact of this work towards achieving our mission. We believe [...]
We're hiring! This is a great role with a top team. We're looking for an experienced housing and urban planning researcher. Solid data analysis, mapping and policy skills required. More info and apply online here.
OpenOakland, the City of Oakland, Urban Strategies Council and a few other key, local organizations will be holding a CityCamp at City Hall on December 1st. We are expecting 100-150 people to attend and hope you will join us. A CityCamp is an unstructured conference where municipal employees, department heads, technology folks, developers (of software), [...]
Advocacy alert- if you have any interest in opening public records, supporting open government, transparency and civic innovation then please attend the City of Oakland Finance & Management Committee in support of the city's report on making OpenData a reality in Oakland. Committee meeting details here: http://oakland.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=199088&GUID=6E548CD1-A1D4-44EB-B936-C7AC88062A0C&Options=info|&Search= July 10th at 10:30am Staff Report attached.
If you'd like to hear more about our recent report on foreclosure speculation in Oakland, listen to our interview with Brian Edwards-Tiekert of KPFA's UpFront show. For iPad users without Flash download the MP3.