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

Walkability Index

The National Walkability Index is a nationwide geographic data resource that ranks block groups according to their relative walkability. The national dataset includes walkability scores for all block groups as well as the underlying attributes that are used to rank the block groups.

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

Author:  U.S. EPA Smart Growth Program

Category: Demographics, Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  National

GIS Integration: Yes

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Census Block Groups

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

Last Updated: 2017

The Transport Politic Transit Explorer

A web-based tool to discover current, planned, and potential fixed-guideway transit systems across North America. Sources include a) baseline data on existing U.S. transit systems from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics; b) existing Canadian and Mexican transit lines from Open Street Map; and c) New York City Subway, Metro-North Railroad, and Long Island Rail Road from Baruch College.

Link: https://www.thetransportpolitic.com/transitexplorer/#6/38.625/-78.662

Author: The Transport Politic

Category: Transportation, Mobility

Geographic Scope:  North America

GIS Integration: Yes

Tool Outputs: Maps, Embeddable Maps, Downloadable Data

Skill Level: Low-Medium

Data Level: Metropolitan Area

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

Last Updated: January 2018

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

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

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

Parkopedia

Parkopedia allows drivers to find the closest parking to their destination, tells them how much it will cost and whether the space is available. Parkopedia also allows drivers to pay for parking online, through a mobile app and in-car.

Link: https://en.parkopedia.com/

Author: Parkopedia

Category: Infrastructure, Mobility, Transportation, Sustainability

Geographic Scope:  International

GIS Integration: No

Tool Outputs: Online Map and Mobile-App

Skill Level: Low

Data Level: City

Data Permissions: Not available for download

Last Updated: Real-time updates

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