WALKscope

WALKscope is a mobile tool that collects data related to sidewalks, intersections, and pedestrian counts in the Denver metro area. This information will help create an inventory of pedestrian infrastructure, identify gaps, and build the case for improvements.

Link: http://www.walkscope.org/

Author: WalkDenver and PlaceMatters

Category:  Demographics, Health, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Equity

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps, Graphs, Reports, Downloadable Data

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level:

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2017

Urban Displacement

Provides research aimed to understand and describe the nature of gentrification and displacement and generate knowledge on how policy interventions and investment can respond and support more equitable development.

Link: http://www.urbandisplacement.org

Author: UC Berkeley

Category:  Demographics, Development, Equity, Housing, Jobs, Land Use, Mobility, Policy, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  Regional

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs:  Datasets, Maps, Reports/Summaries

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Census Tracts

Data Permissions: Data available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

Walk Score

Walk Score measures walkability on a scale from 0 – 100 based on walking routes to destinations such as grocery stores, schools, parks, restaurants, and retail

Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods.

Link: https://www.walkscore.com/

https://www.redfin.com/how-walk-score-works

Author:  Walk Score

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Safety, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Walk Score Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for viewing online. Walk Score data can be requested and is available in a variety of formats including shapefiles, spreadsheets, and via APIs.

Last Updated: 2017

Transit Corridor Livability Calculator

This calculator is designed to numerically describe the livability characteristics of an individual transit corridor. After inputting the necessary corridor area’s census block group identifiers, metric scores and livability performance are calculated.

Link: http://www.trb.org/Main/Blurbs/174953.aspx

Author: The Handbook for Building Livable Transit Corridors

Category: Transportation, Equity, Housing, Economy

Geographic Scope:  N/A

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Livability Performance Summary

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple

Data Permissions: N/A

Last Updated: N/A

The Data Center

The Data Center brings data together from multiple sources, analyzing data at a 360–degree look regarding regional issues from the government, business, nonprofit, and community perspective. In these ways, The Data Center realizes its mission to build prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable communities by making informed decisions possible.

Link: https://www.datacenterresearch.org

Author: The Data Center

Category: Demographics, Economics, Education, Equity, Housing, Resilience, Mobility, Safety, Transportation

Geographic Scope:  Southeast Louisiana

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Datasets, Reports, Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Multiple, e.g. Census Tract, Census Block Group, Neighborhood Statistical Areas

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2018

Surging Seas Risk Zone Map

Climate Central’s Surging Seas: Risk Zone map shows areas vulnerable to near-term flooding from different combinations of sea level rise, storm surge, tides, and tsunamis, or to permanent submersion by long-term sea level rise. The tool enables exploration of inundation ​risk ​up to 30 meters across the world’s coastlines as well as local sea level rise projections at over 1,000 tide gauges on 6 continents.

Link: https://ss2.climatecentral.org/#12/40.7298/-74.0070?show=satellite&projections=0-K14_RCP85-SLR&level=5&unit=feet&pois=hide

Author: Climate Central

Category: Demographics, Equity, Resiliency, Climate, Sustainability

Geographic Scope: Available for global coastal cities

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Projections, Map Images, downloadable data

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: July 2016

Statistical Atlas

StatisticalAtlas.com provides in-depth statistical data and analysis for all of the US. The tool provides high-level overviews for the entire country all the way down to the individual block. The site is heavily cross-linked for convenient click-and-scroll navigation.

Link: https://statisticalatlas.com/United-States/Overview

Author: Cedar Lake Ventures, Inc

Category: Demographics, Economy, Education, Equity

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Maps, Statistics

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Neighborhoods, Zip Codes, Districts, Census Tracts, Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Data not available for direct download

Last Updated: 2015

Station Area TOD Readiness Tool

The TOD readiness tool evaluates the degree to which an existing or potential transit station area is “ready” for TOD.  The tool is an assessment of 20 measures, relating to policy, market, physical, and social measures, that reflect the full spectrum of TOD interests

Link: https://planfortransit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Station-Area-TOD-Readiness-Tool.xlsx

Author: Florida Department of Transportation-District 4

Category: Land Use, Transportation, Housing, Equity, Policy

Geographic Scope:  Florida

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Summary Sheet and Graphs

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Census Block Group

Data Permissions: N/A

Last Updated: May 2016

Social Explorer

Social Explorer includes the entire US Census (1790 to 2010) and the American Community Survey (2005 to 2015). Specialized U.S. data resources include the FBI Uniform Crime Report (2010 to 2015), American election results (1912 to 2016), Religious Congregations and Membership Study (1980 and 2010), Vulcan Project carbon emissions data (2002), US Business Patterns (2014), and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps Program data (2010 to 2016).

Link: https://www.socialexplorer.com/a9676d974c/explore

Author: Social Explorer

Category: Economy, Equity, Health, Safety, Environment, Education, Housing, Mobility, Transportation, Policy

Geographic Scope:  United States and Puerto Rico

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Swipe and Side by Side Comparisons, Table Reports

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: State, County, Census Tract, Census Block Group

Data Permissions: The Premium edition is updated regularly, as soon as data releases are made available from the Census Bureau and other relevant data sources.

Last Updated: 2017

Smart Location Database

The Smart Location Database is a nationwide geographic data resource for measuring location efficiency. It includes more than 90 attributes summarizing characteristics such as housing density, diversity of land use, neighborhood design, destination accessibility, transit service, employment, and demographics. Most attributes are available for every census block group in the United States.

Link: https://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-location-mapping#SLD

Author:  U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program

Category: Land Use, Economics, Equity, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: U.S. Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Free resource available to the public for download or viewing online.

Last Updated: 2017

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