Charlotte Data Day: Using Data for Community Development
Tuesday, March 26, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Center City campus
FREE and open to the public (lunch included)
Registration required. Click here to register.
On March 26 the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County will host a forum in uptown Charlotte designed to tell the public about powerful sources of data and how to use them.
Whether the word data makes you yawn, or scoot to the edge of your seat and eagerly await what comes next, there are more tools than ever for finding and using data in innovative ways. But most people don’t know they exist or don’t know how to use them. Enter Charlotte Data Day, free and open to the public.
This event is aimed at everyone from academics to neighborhood groups to students, and will feature discussions and hands-on workshops. Speakers will show how public data is for everyone, not just statisticians.
Topics to be explored include using data to measure community assets and needs, using data for education policy-making, using data to understand neighborhoods, the importance of data in the nonprofit sector and innovations in visualizing data. The event workshops will cover some local resources, including the 2012 Neighborhood Quality of Life Study and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s Charlotte Regional Indicators, as well as national sources like the U.S. Census and the Federal Reserve’s home mortgage data. Agenda available here.