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Data Fridays

LISC Chicago has been hosting an informal monthly gathering called Data Fridays since 2012, attracting self-described data geeks and regular people who share how they collect, analyze and present information about their work.

Jeff Bartow of Southwest Organizing Project talks about how information is related to organizing.

Gordon Walek

The sessions are at 3 p.m. on the second Friday of every month and typically attract a diverse group of beginner to advanced data users. The sessions are open to anyone interested in data and how it can be used to make neighborhoods stronger. Refreshments are served. All sessions are at LISC Chicago, 135 S. LaSalle St., 22nd Floor, unless otherwise noted.

Download past Data Friday presentations here.

Upcoming 2017 Data Fridays:

  • Friday, March 3rd, 3:00pm

Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University
The Impact of the 606 on Housing Prices

The Institute for Housing Studies at DePaul University will present findings of their study on housing prices along the 606. This linear park established on a defunct elevated rail line brought much needed open space to communities that lacked it when it opened in the summer of 2015. The Institute for Housing Studies’ analysis shows that this new amenity also drove up housing prices in certain parts of the community, suggesting that public investments such as this may come with unintended consequences. Please join us for a discussion of how community development practitioners might use these findings to balance affordable housing preservation with needed investment.  

  • Friday, June 2nd, 3:00pm
  • Friday, September 8th, 3:00pm
  • Friday, December 1st, 3:00pm

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