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

 

IGIC awards Data Harvest project Special Achievement Award

This award recognizes special geospatial projects developed through teamwork that demonstrate commitment to working with others in the Indiana GIS community toward a common goal, while performing important, often pioneering work, to create an outstanding information resource.

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.

Congregations, Pandemic, and the Digital Divide

The pandemic shined a bright light on the digital divide among congregations. Students of congregations specifically, or service organizations more broadly, already knew there were wide disparities in the adoption of technology, but as congregations made the rapid switch to virtual platforms in March 2020, the differences became glaring.

Council District Crime Prevention Grant program

Polis Center works with Indianapolis City County Council on crime prevention and reduction program which grants awards to address neighborhood equitably.

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

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.

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.