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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:

National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

24 Oct 2016 | Alexis Stephens

 

Dear Equity Atlas Users,

The Atlas is a living resource, and as such, we are happy to share new features, upcoming webinars, and data-in-action posts that add equity data to the national dialogue about growth and prosperity.

New Neighborhood Maps Added to the Atlas
Today we | Read more >

Chart of the Week: Mapping Unemployment in St. Louis

Chart of the Week: Mapping Unemployment in St. Louis

07 Oct 2016 | Angel Ross

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.

If there’s one thing we know the candidates will talk about at the second presidential | Read more >

Introducing New Maps: Unemployment by Neighborhood

Introducing New Maps: Unemployment by Neighborhood

04 Oct 2016 | Angel Ross

This blog provides step-by-step directions for using the new mapping breakdown in the National Equity Atlas. The beta version is now live for the unemployment indicator, and we will be adding maps for three additional indicators next month.

While overall city and regional averages | Read more >

National Equity Atlas Update

National Equity Atlas Update

27 Sep 2016 | Alexis Stephens

Dear Equity Atlas Users,
 
We have some great September updates for you, but first of all we are excited to announce the beta version of a new feature that highlights the equity movement on-the-ground:
 
Preview neighborhood-level mapping added to the Atlas
Today, we | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #RentersDayofAction

Chart of the Week: #RentersDayofAction

22 Sep 2016 | Angel Ross

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.

Today, thousands are taking to the streets across the country to protest rising and | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #Fightfor15 this Labor Day

Chart of the Week: #Fightfor15 this Labor Day

31 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

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

In honor of #LaborDay and the #Fightfor15, this week’s chart looks at the share | Read more >

Chart of the Week: #BlackWomensEqualPay

Chart of the Week: #BlackWomensEqualPay

23 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

As America becomes a majority people-of-color nation, equity—just and fair inclusion—is the key to building strong communities and a strong economy. Understanding the state of equity in your community is critical for developing and making the case for solutions that foster | Read more >

The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

The Challenge of Youth Disconnectedness Among Latinas

22 Aug 2016 | Angel Ross

By the end of this decade, the majority of youth under age 18 will be people of color. Their ability to succeed in the labor force will determine the strength of our economy in the decades to come. Yet, data on youth disconnectedness show we are failing the very people we are | Read more >