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Kirwan Institute Opportunity Mapping

Using maps to expand opportunity for all

Matt Martin

on 26 August 2013

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Transcript of Kirwan Institute Opportunity Mapping

The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.
Expanding Opportunity for All
Space, Place, and Life Outcomes
Opportunity Matters
Using GIS to expand opportunity for all
Opportunity Mapping
What we've learned and where we're going
The New Frontier of Opportunity
health & environment
housing & mobility
Linkages to Opportunity
Housing Choice
Fair Credit
public transportation
access to quality education
'Adopt-a-Zip Code'
Access to affordable
health care and fresh foods
Foreclosure Prevention & Vacant Property Mitigation
Supporting Disadvantaged Businesses
Regional Approach to
Investing in Opportunity
School & Neighborhood Segregation
Disparities in Criminal Justice
Discrimination & Economic Marginalization
Labor Market Disparities
Concentrated Poverty
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Systems-Thinking Approach to
Opportunity and Place
"Opportunity Rich"
"Opportunity Poor"
Systems of Disadvantage
Health & Safety
Applications of Opportunity Mapping
4. Policy Analysis and Review
-What is the significance of place?
-How is opportunity distributed throughout the region or state?
-Where are the places of strength? Where are the challenged places?
-Who has limited access to opportunity and why?
-Targeting place-based investments in low-opportunity areas.
-Identifying high-opportunity locations for affordable housing units.
-Focused programming in areas of need.
-Building connections between places and people.
-"Targeted Universalism"
-Identifying regional, community, and neighborhood goals for various issues and indicators.
-How do existing federal, state, and local policies impact opportunity access across the region?
-What impact will future policies and investments make?
3. Siting of Resources, Investments, and Programming
2. Community Goal Setting
1. Understanding and Communicating About the Opportunity Landscape
Indicators of Opportunity
Building an
Opportunity Map
1. Indicator Selection
2. Z-Score Calculations
3. Category Averages
4. Comprehensive Average
5. Provides a Relative Comparison
Across the Geographic Scope
Neighborhood Quality
Overlay Analysis
How are different populations situated?
Where are the critical access points for vulnerable populations?
What policies are shaping the opportunity landscape?
1. ArcGIS Online for
Collaboration & Engagement
2. Civic Engagement & Community Participation
3. Mapping Opportunity
in Rural Communities
4. Participatory Mapping
5. Alternative Visualizations
Thompson v. HUD
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