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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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