This monograph presents cases from 18 cities where National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership partners have been working actively to improve conditions in their communities.
A total of 29 new cases are presented, beginning with stories where data was used to influence the development of local initiatives and public policies. Stories have been grouped in six substantive categories: Neighborhood Development; Housing; Children and Schools; Crime and Prisoner Reentry; and Health and Service Delivery.
The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) is a collaborative effort of the Urban Institute and local organizations in 29 cities that operate recurrently updated information systems with neighborhood level data and work to ensure the data will be applied effectively in policy development and community building.
Available online as a PDF: http://www2.urban.org/nnip/pdf/dstory.pdf