Resources

 

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We were curious to know more about ridership characteristics in Indianapolis, particularly on the heels of the successful vote by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016 to enact a tax dedicated to transit in order to improve the city’s services. We combined information from the recent IndyGo survey with a variety of neighborhood socio-economic factors from the SAVI community information system to better understand how and why certain groups of riders used the service. Our new report provides general audiences with an informed geographic approach to transit to see how place plays into the equation. 

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Retail access to various smoking products is an important consideration when discussing community action to improve a community’s health.  Studies show that tobacco outlet density and proximity are linked to tobacco use–particularly in poor areas. We used socioeconomic data culled from the SAVI community information system to examine the density and proximity of tobacco outlets relative to vulnerable communities in Marion County.  The report serves as a companion piece to the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health’s September 2016 Report on the Tobacco Epidemic in Marion County and Indiana! 

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Several publications have cited Indianapolis as a city with a high degree of home ownership. In partnership with The Polis Center at IUPUI, urban analyst John Marron looked more deeply into the issue of affordable housing in Central Indiana.  The findings are published in the report, TheAffordable Housing Market and Why It Matters. The report highlights a central theme: that affordable housing in Central Indiana encompasses a broader range of economic issues than the price of a home.

In this report, we explore the trends in crime rates in the 94 neighborhoods and 201 census tracts within the IMPD service area from 2007 to 2014.


In this 2015 report, we share results of our analysis of life expectancy across the 11 counties and more than 100 ZIP codes in the Indianapolis metro area.


The Polis Center produced this report as part of a data integration, assessment, and analysis project for the Domestic Violence Network.


Polis collaborated with Engaging Solutions, LLC to develop the 2012 State of Our Black Youth Report.

Examining Marion County trends in poverty from 2000 to 2012; a SAVI report


This report exxamines Marion County trends in poverty from 2000 to 2012.

Looking beyond the demographic snapshot of our city to explore the social dynamics within and among neighborhoods; a SAVI report


This report looks beyond the demographic snapshot of our city to explore the social dynamics within and among neighborhoods.

A resource guide for those who use data to assess a community's health status


This report is a resource guide for using data to assess a community’s health status

A searchable inventory of SAVI data sources


A searchable inventory of SAVI data sources.

A comprehensive list of SAVI data


A comprehensive list of SAVI data.

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc


LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative
Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Binford Redevelopment and Growth, Inc.

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Crooked Creek

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Crooked Creek

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: West Indianapolis


LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: West Indianapolis.

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Southeast


LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Southeast.

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Near Westside


LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Near Westside.

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Near Eastside

LISC Sustainable Communities Initiative Neighborhood Quality Monitoring Report: Near Eastside.

Evaluation of technical issues, opportunities, and costs associated with deployment and geoprocessing of IndianaMap Cadastral data in Amazon Cloud Platforms

Evaluation of technical issues, opportunities, and costs associated with deployment and geoprocessing of IndianaMap Cadastral data in Amazon Cloud Platform.