Delegates from World Bank Group Visit IUPUI

On Wednesday, December 14, delegates from the World Bank Group visited IUPUI as guests of The Polis Center and the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research (OVCR). The group included officers and specialists from the South Asia Disaster Risk Management team and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). The World Bank team came to IUPUI specifically to learn more about The...
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The Affordable Housing Market and Why It Matters

Indianapolis is routinely recognized as one of the more affordable regional housing markets in the nation. This relative affordability lies within the eye of the beholder as Indianapolis also fares relatively poorly in income inequality. To many low-and moderate-income households, the housing of their choice may be out of reach. Urban Analyst John Marron looks more deeply into this issue in...
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INFIP: A one-stop shop for floodplain information on Indiana

Did You Know? 16.4 million people across the US live in a floodplain? Did you also know that rivers may change their course over a period of time? This means that those who didn’t live in a floodplain when they purchased their property may be living in one now. The INdiana Floodplain Information Portal (INFIP) was developed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources in partnership with The...
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Trends in Crime: Does Perception Match Reality?

SAVI Community Information System partnered with Dr. Max Felker-Kantor to produce a data analysis report that explored the trends in crime rates in the 94 neighborhoods and 201 census tracts within the IMPD service area from 2007 to 2014.   CLICK BELOW TO ACCESS THE FULL...
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Mapping Non-Levee Embankments in Indiana

The Geoinformatics team at The Polis Center is renowned for its expertise in hazard risk mapping, analysis, and mitigation planning. Over the years, we have successfully developed GIS based Risk Assessments and DMA 2000 Mitigation Plans and led FEMA Risk MAP planning and mapping activities throughout Indiana. These projects identified flood risks often associated with dams and “levee like”...
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New report finds disturbing gaps in life expectancy in Central Indiana communities

SAVI Community Information System in partnership with the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI recently produced a report that highlights significant gaps in life expectancy within Central Indiana communities. Worlds apart Two communities that are both situated within the Indianapolis metropolitan area and separated by only 28 miles are in reality worlds apart. One sits in a...
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