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National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

31 Jan 2017 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,
 
The new year has brought a whirlwind of leadership and policy changes – including many that place equitable growth policies and the data needed to inform them at risk. As updated demographic projections to 2050 reveal, America’s demographic shift toward | Read more >

Chart of the Week: Location Matters For Health

Chart of the Week: Location Matters For Health

11 Jan 2017 |

To add equity data to the national dialogue about growth and prosperity, every week the National Equity Atlas team posts a new chart from the Equity Atlas related to current events and issues.

There is growing consensus among public health researchers and officials that what | Read more >

National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

14 Dec 2016 | Sarah Treuhaft

Dear Equity Atlas Users,

As you know, the Atlas is a living resource, and 2016 was a year of growth and evolution. As we close out the year, we wanted to highlight some of our milestones from the year:

  • To help you use the Atlas data, we began the practice of hosting 30-minute Read more >
National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

29 Nov 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,
 

Now more than ever, data that is disaggregated by race/ethnicity and place must be used to sustain and amplify the movement for equitable growth and shared prosperity. Here is this month’s roundup of news and updates to help you continue to make the case | Read more >

New Atlas Maps Highlighted in CityLab

New Atlas Maps Highlighted in CityLab

25 Oct 2016 | Angel Ross

Yesterday, CityLab published a story on the new mapping breakdowns added to the National Equity Atlas. The author, Laura Bliss, underscores the role spatial data has played in understanding and addressing inequity. She writes,

"Mapmakers are still figuring out the best ways to plot | Read more >

Introducing New Neighborhood Opportunity Maps

Introducing New Neighborhood Opportunity Maps

24 Oct 2016 | Angel Ross

We know that opportunity differs by neighborhood, and maps are one way to visualize this variation across a given city, region, or state. That’s why today, we are adding mapping breakdowns to the following four indicators on the National Equity Atlas: