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June 28, 2011

City council election maps

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 10:27 am ET

More from our intern Chris Bangs and some maps of the election returns from the contested Pittsburgh City Council races in May. Only the odd numbered districts were up this year and where there were more than two candidates were on the ballot, we just have the map of the results for the winner.

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June 27, 2011

A look at the spring primary election

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2011 at 02:12 pm ET

Thanks to our summer intern Chris Bangs we have some maps of the election returns from the spring's primary election. There are too many images to put in one post, but here are the results of the two races for Allegheny County Chief Executive in the Democratic and Republican primaries respectively. We will follow up in a later post with some maps of the contested races for Pittsburgh City Council that were held.

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June 07, 2011

City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Profiles Available

Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2011 at 04:06 pm ET

UCSUR has compiled data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year Estimates to create a series of neighborhood profiles for the city of Pittsburgh. Those profiles are now available online here.

These profiles provide 12 summmary tables of demographic and economic indicators for each of the 90 neighborhoods identfied within the city of Pittsburgh and for a selected series of grouped neighborhoods representing larger areas of the city.

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June 06, 2011

PNCIS Users' Conference Presentations

Posted on Monday, June 06, 2011 at 03:45 pm ET

On Friday June 3rd, the second-annual Users' Conference of the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) was held. At the event, over 100 people interested in how data can be used to further their work in community development came together to learn from each other and a variety of speakers.

Our keynote speaker Frank Ford, Senior Vice-President for Research and Development at Neighborhood Progress, Inc. shared how data is being used to target neighborhood stabization efforts in Cleveland.

UCSUR's own Chris Briem provided a comparison between the decennial Census and the American Community Survey.

Tom Mueller from the California University of Pennsylvania discussed how his students have used crime data from the PNCIS in their projects, providing them with a real-world classroom experience.

Alan Sisco of Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh shared how the PNCIS was used to identify concentrations of seniors in need of home repair services, and how data was used to recruit clients.

Pat Murphy of the Hilltop Alliance demonstrated how the PNCIS was used to respond to foreclosure in south Pittsburgh.

Presentations are now available using the links below:

Frank Ford: "Using Data For Community Stabilization and Foreclosure Response-Lessons Learned From Cleveland-"

Chris Briem: "The Census came to town Do we know what we know?"

Tom Mueller: "Crime Mapping, Education and PNCIS"

Alan Sisco: "Increasing Community Impact with PNCIS"

Pat Murphy "Mortgage Foreclosure in South Pittsburgh's Hilltop: Defining the issue and causes, and, testing and designing effective responses"

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