Baltimore Data Day, July 13-14, Features Keynote Address on Gentrification, Displacement and Instability in Housing Market
July 3, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
This year's 8th annual Baltimore Data Day, Accessing Open Data for Neighborhood Action, an annual workshop designed to help communities expand their capacity to use technology and data to advance their goals, will feature a keynote address and opening session, "Gentrification, Displacement, and Housing Instability: Successful Strategies and Tools to Sustain Neighborhood Diversity," delivered by Vicki L. Been, Boxer Family Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law and faculty director of the NYU Furman Center. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, July 13-14.
The keynote address and opening session will begin on July 13 at 3 p.m. in the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Baltimore Office, 502 S. Sharp St. The next day's events will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the University of Baltimore's William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Both events require online registration; details are listed below.
The workshop is organized by the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The events are free and open to the public, through generous sponsorships from AECOM, PNC Bank, T. Rowe Price Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, UB's Office of the Provost, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and Baltimore Collegetown Network.
At Baltimore Data Day, community leaders, nonprofit organizations, governmental entities and civic-minded technologists will gather to explore the latest trends in community-based data and learn how other groups are using data to support and advance constructive change. Baltimore Data Day is structured around a series of how-to interactive workshops in which participants who work with data will explain what data are available, where to access it, and how data can be actionable for communities.
"Baltimore Data Day has become a critical way for Baltimore’s communities to learn how to access information to advocate for change," said Seema D. Iyer, associate director of the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore. "This year's focus on open data resources is meant to support the availability and reliability of data from public entities."
At Baltimore Data Day, panel discussions and interactive workshops will explore a variety of topics, including:
- open data portals in Baltimore;
- finding grant opportunities; and
- introduction to data mapping.
Additionally, participants may attend data-driven panel discussions around important issues impacting their neighborhoods such as transportation, lead and housing, and neighborhood health.
Prof. Been, who will deliver the even's keynote address, served for three years as Commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development for the City of New York. In that capacity, she led an agency of 2,400 employees in addressing the critical need of affordable housing. Prof. Been earned a J.D. from the New York University School of Law in 1983 and a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University in 1978.
Both Prof. Been's presentation and Baltimore Data Day are free and open to the public. Registration for both is available here.
Learn more about the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance.
The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the College of Public Affairs, the Merrick School of Business, the UB School of Law and the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.