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Kirwan Institute Opportunity Mapping
Transcript of Kirwan Institute Opportunity Mapping
Expanding Opportunity for All
Space, Place, and Life Outcomes
Using GIS to expand opportunity for all
What we've learned and where we're going
The New Frontier of Opportunity
health & environment
housing & mobility
Linkages to Opportunity
access to quality education
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
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Systems-Thinking Approach to
Opportunity and Place
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.
-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
1. Indicator Selection
2. Z-Score Calculations
3. Category Averages
4. Comprehensive Average
5. Provides a Relative Comparison
Across the Geographic Scope
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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