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

 

SAVI TALKS Equity in Economic Opportunity, Social Mobility, and Race

Join The Polis Center and WFYI on Thursday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. as Polis Center analysts Matt Nowlin and Rebecca Nannery and Erik Steiner, Stanford University co-director of the Spatial History Project, share highlights from their research into economic opportunity in Indianapolis and social mobility and how it varies by neighborhood and race.

SAVI Talks Equity & Aging

SAVE THE DATE: Our next SAVI Talks event is based on our research on the state of aging in Indiana in collaboration with the Central Indiana Senior Fund (CISF), a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Other partners include the IU Public Policy Institute and WFYI.

Polis nominated for TechPoint Mira Award Community Impact award

The Polis Center has been nominated for the TechPoint Mira Award Community Impact award. This award celebrates people or organizations that have helped to push Indiana’s tech community forward and is making a difference, especially relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We promoted our major 2020 project, the SAVI Coronavirus Data Hub and included a video overview.

Polis and SoIC Students Work on Low-head Dam National Project

We worked with School of Informatics and Computing Data Science graduate students on a national project to locate as many low-head dams as possible to improve the database inventory of these structures. Low-head dams are used to divert water from streams for agricultural and recreational purposes. They pose a danger to kayakers, rafters, and swimmers because the hydraulics during high water can swamp vessels and keep the swimmer pulled under at the base of the dam.

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.

Featured Projects and Maps

Diabetes Impact Project Community Profiles launched

Polis has launched The Diabetes Impact Project (DIP-IN) Community Profiles about the three focus neighborhoods involved in this project: Northeast, Northwest, and Near West. These community dashboards empower communities and community health workers to understand the context of their neighborhood.

Polis and SoIC Students Work on Low-head Dam National Projec

We worked with School of Informatics and Computing Data Science graduate students on a national project to locate as many low-head dams as possible to improve the database inventory of these structures. They pose a danger to kayakers, rafters, and swimmers because the hydraulics during high water can swamp vessels and keep the swimmer pulled under at the base of the dam.