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How Local Governments Can Leverage Public Data to Find Community Development Opportunities

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Wilson Neighborhood dashboard - a community map that includes data related to housing sales to illustrate an example of the topic being discussed at the session.

Local governments collect, create, manage and visualize data to make decisions that increase the quality of life for citizens. One way this data is often underused is to identify community development opportunities such as identifying sites suitable for affordable housing or deciding which blocks to prioritize when revitalizing commercial space downtown. In this session, staff from the UNC School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative will discuss how local governments can combine their public data sources through maps, dashboards and other tools to make community development decisions. They’ll demonstrate challenges and opportunities local governments face when identifying community development projects using case studies from Kinston, Wilson and other communities across North Carolina.  

Registration for this event is closed. Thanks to those who came on Wednesday morning!


February 28
10:00 am - 11:00 am