The Polis Center works with its partners to define, measure,
and improve community health, well-being, and resiliency.

 

The State of Aging Report examines growing old in Central Indiana

A collaborative effort by Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF); The Polis Center at IUPUI; the IU Center for Aging Research (IUCAR); and the IU Public Policy Institute’s (PPI) Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP), addresses these concerns in a new report, The State of Aging in Central Indiana, published April 15. In addition to this report, the joint endeavor produces issue briefs on emerging topics and an interactive information portal.

SAVI Talks Equity & Aging

On Thursday, April 22, The Polis Center at IUPUI, SAVI, WFYI, the IU Public Policy Institute, the IU Center on Aging Research, and the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, co-hosted the SAVI Talks: Equity and Aging webinar. We looked at existing financial stability inequities among Central Indiana’s older adult population and consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Equity in Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race Report

The income of the family you’re born into makes a big difference in how much you will earn as an adult. But, your race and the place your grow up also affect your economic opportunity.

Polis works with State GIO on Data Harvest update, improving economic development, emergency response, and planning activities

The latest Data Harvest, conducted in the second half of 2020, resulted in over 3.2 million address points, almost 3.6 million parcels, over half a million street centerlines and slightly more than 4 thousand administrative boundaries. That level of data was the result of the most comprehensive participation of counties sharing new data since 2008 with all 92 counties contributing parcels, address points, and streets, and 89 counties contributing boundaries.

Free, web-based ‘Digital Encyclopedia of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial project to launch in early 2021

As Indianapolis embarks on a yearlong celebration of its bicentennial, the Polis Center at IUPUI—in collaboration with The Indianapolis Public Library and several major Indianapolis cultural and heritage institutions and organizations—is developing a bicentennial legacy project: a digital version of the Encyclopedia of Indianapolis.

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The State of Aging Report examines growing old in Central Indiana

A collaborative effort by Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF); The Polis Center at IUPUI; the IU Center for Aging Research (IUCAR); and the IU Public Policy Institute’s (PPI) Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP), addresses these concerns in a new report, The State of Aging in Central Indiana, published April 15. In addition to this report, the joint endeavor produces issue briefs on emerging topics and an interactive information portal.

Polis works with State GIO on Data Harvest update, improving economic development, emergency response, and planning activities

Since 2008, the Indiana Geographic Information Office (GIO) has led the effort to obtain four framework datasets from Indiana counties to generate statewide GIS data layers. These four layers – address points, street centerlines, parcels, and administrative boundaries – are crucial to many activities such as economic development, emergency response, and planning activities. While the first county agreed to participate in 2008, it took until 2014 for all Indiana counties to participate in this effort. The latest Data Harvest, conducted in the second half of 2020, resulted in over 3.2 million address points, almost 3.6 million parcels, over half a million street centerlines and slightly more than 4 thousand administrative boundaries.