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Liz Joss
School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI

Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Indiana University institute to take part in webinar on use of neighborhood data

INDIANAPOLIS -- Researchers at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute will be presenters in a nationwide webinar on Oct. 5, hosted by the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities.

The webinar, titled "Characterizing Neighborhood Change with Data: The Role of University Centers," will focus on how and why universities use neighborhood data in their mission to serve their urban locations. Audiences for the webinar will be universities who want to learn from their peers about current practices, innovative tools for collecting data and solutions to common problems.

The IU Public Policy Institute (PPI) will be represented by John Krauss, director of the Institute; Seth Payton, associate professor at the IU School of Public Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at IUPUI; and John Ottensman, professor at SPEA at IUPUI. PPI will present a case study on the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, an effort to stem residential foreclosures. They will be joined by presenters from the University of Memphis, the University of Minnesota and San Jose State University.

The IU Public Policy Institute is a collaborative, multidisciplinary research institute within the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The Institute serves as an umbrella organization for research centers affiliated with SPEA, including the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment, and the Center for Criminal Justice Research.

The Coalition of Urban Serving Universities is a network of public urban research universities that represents every region of our country. University presidents created the Coalition to leverage the intellectual capital and economic power of urban universities, thereby improving urban life and America's competitiveness in the global economy.

IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz is USU's vice-chair and chair elect.