November 17, 2014
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The Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco launch

What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities

On December 4 The Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco launched What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities during a live event. This event has been completed, and the full video archive will be posted here when available. Please check back!

How can we improve conditions in some of the country’s most distressed places? What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new volume of essays published jointly by the Urban Institute and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, addresses this question. Its contributors argue that the answers must be data-driven and require better collection, use, and sharing of information across sectors. Supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the volume brings together authors from community development, public health, education, and related fields.

Sarah Rosen Wartell, president of the Urban Institute; Eric Belsky, director of the division of consumer and community affairs for the Federal Reserve Board; and Donald Schwarz, director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s healthy places and practices portfolio, will open the discussion. Panelists include:

  • Annie Donovan, CoMetrics
  • David Fleming, Public Health – Seattle & King County
  • Maggie Grieve, NeighborWorks
  • Alaina Harkness, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Bill Kelly, Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future
  • Victor Rubin, PolicyLink

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