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

The Place Database

The Place Database is a data visualization tool of the United States which uses the PolicyMap platform. The tool allows users to view the latest available data for dozens of indicators—ranging from housing affordability to brownfield sites to federal government spending.

Link: https://placedatabase.policymap.com/

Author: The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and PolicyMap

Category:  Demographics, Development, Environment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land Use, Policy

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs:  Maps, Comparisons

Skill Level: Medium

Data Level: Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Data available for direct download

Last Updated: 2018

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

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 Growth Livability Calculator

The online Smart Growth & Livability Calculator prototype is designed to help practitioners and researchers meet a variety of planning and design challenges related to corridors, station areas, and complete streets, climate action planning and providing affordable housing near transit in support of active and sustainable travel. This Smart Growth & Livability Calculator builds on work developing The Handbook for Building Livable Transit Corridors and the associated Livability Calculator, sponsored by the National Academies of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board.

Link: http://smartgrowthcalculator.herokuapp.com/index.html

Author: Bruce Appleyard, San Diego State University, et. al.

Category: Demographics, Transportation, Sustainability, Mobility, Economy, Equity, Housing, Land Use

Geographic Scope:  Regional

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Online Maps, Statistic Readouts

Skill Level: Low

Data-Level: Census Block Groups

Data Permissions: Not available for direct download

Last Updated: N/A

Long Island Index

The map displays Long Island’s latest land use patterns on a property-by-property basis, small-area population and housing statistics from the Census Bureau, a district-by-district analysis of educational data, special service provider districts, water monitoring sites, transportation routes, current satellite imagery, and more. Gathering information from federal, state, county, business, & academic resources, the mapping tools allow you to choose which data elements you want to see in relation to each other.

Link: http://www.longislandindexmaps.org/

Author: Rauch Foundation

Category:  Demographics, Transportation, Education, Housing, Land Use, Environment

Geographic Scope:  Long Island Region

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Maps, Location Reports

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Towns/Cities, Villages, Districts

Data Permissions: Where possible, a link is provided to the data to access data.

Last Updated: April 2017

H + T Index

The Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a comprehensive view of affordability that includes both the cost of housing and the cost of transportation at the neighborhood level.

Link: https://htaindex.cnt.org/map/

Author: Center for Neighborhood Technology

Category: Equity, Housing, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Reports, Charts, Comparison Maps

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Census block group, Census tract, Census-defined place, county, Core Based Statistical Area (CBSA), Metropolitan Planning Organization, or US House District.

Data Permissions: CNT makes data from the H+T Index available for free download

Last Updated: 2017

Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse

The Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse provides public access to data about housing needs and supply, subsidized rental housing and household demographics in Florida communities.

Link: http://flhousingdata.shimberg.ufl.edu/index.html

Author: University of Florida

Category: Demographics, Housing, Equity

Geographic Scope:  Florida

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Charts, Excel Data

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: Census Blocks and Tracts

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

Last Updated: 2018

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