Brief Case Study: NNIP and Open Data in Detroit
Eric Burnstein
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Adopting open data principles is difficult in cities undergoing economic hardship, but the benefits of doing so are great. In Detroit, Data Driven Detroit (D3), a local National Neighborhood Indicators partner, has worked to provide local data to the community free of charge. Though they have encountered institutional and cultural barriers, D3 has advanced their cause through partnership with local organizations and government. With new funding opportunities and new movement on open data by the city, D3 is making data meaningful and accessible, as well as advocating for open data and data-driven decisionmaking by community organizations and government.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Neighborhoods, cities, and metros
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Federal urban policies National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center
Cities Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI