Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:44:50+00:00December 2nd, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New DASH Tool to Visualize Equitable Target Areas (ETAs)

Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

It's Cyber Monday and consumers are finding deals on goods and services purchased online.  Internet access, for many, has become a basic utility like electricity, phone, and water without which a household might find it difficult to fully operate within our increasingly connected and connection-dependent world.  Nonetheless according to a recent Pew Research Report, [...]

By |2018-11-26T16:41:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Age and Generations, Economy, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Broadband Access Varies Across the Region and State

Monday Mapday: Have We Reached Peak Foliage?

With daylight savings time over, temperatures dropping, and a certain crispness in the once muggy air, there’s no time like now to go outside and enjoy all that fall has to offer. But that begs the question: When will autumn leaves be most colorful in the Atlanta region this year? According to the 2018 Fall [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:03:42+00:00November 5th, 2018|Environment, Forecasts, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Have We Reached Peak Foliage?

Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

The map below provides a broad view of how net worth is distributed across the 20-county Atlanta metro region.  Calculated by ESRI at the census tract level, median net wealth refers to the total wealth minus debts of the typical household in each tract.  Household wealth includes equity in a home, business, car, and [...]

By |2018-10-15T17:07:13+00:00October 15th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Median Net Worth by Census Tract

Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

ESRI's diversity index provides an estimate of how likely two people, selected at random from the same geographic area, will belong to different racial or ethnic groups.  Available down to the block group level, an index value of 0 means an area exhibits "no diversity" and 100 means that there is "complete diversity."  The [...]

By |2018-10-08T11:56:39+00:00October 8th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Diversity in Metro Atlanta Region

Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

Based on recently-released data from the U.S. Small-area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP), average life expectancy can be shown to vary greatly across relatively short distances in the U.S., with income, race/ethnicity, and education being the primary drivers of these differences.  Produced through a partnership between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:50:53+00:00October 1st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Wide Life Expectancy Gap in the Metro Region

Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, operated by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, provides Residential Area Characteristics (RAC), Worker Area Characteristics (WAC), and Origin-Destination data for workers and jobs on an annual basis.  Using LEHD data, the dashboard below (also here) enables the user to identify where people who live in [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:18:05+00:00August 27th, 2018|Economy, Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: New Map Tool for Exploring Atlanta Metro Region Commuting Patterns

Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

The availability of alternative avenues of transportation is on the rise in Atlanta!  With ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and most recently scooter- and moped-sharing, Atlanta residents, workers, and visitors are finding a variety of options to get around the city that do not involve driving a car or only using public transit.  While many of the [...]

By |2018-07-30T23:37:22+00:00July 30th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Transportation|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Bike-Share Trip Explorer Tool for Atlanta

Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Signed on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.  Based on the most recent estimate, there are 40.7 million people living with one or more disability in the [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:06+00:00July 21st, 2018|Age and Generations, Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: 28th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data

Having compiled, cleaned, and analyze data for over 52,000 homicides in 50 major cities in the U.S. going back to 2007, The Washington Post recently released an expansive report identifying patterns of justice and impunity, creating detailed maps of where murders go solved and unsolved.  Within many cities they found areas with high murder [...]

By |2018-08-09T20:41:44+00:00July 16th, 2018|Monday Mapday, Other Demographics, Public Health, Race and Diversity|Comments Off on Monday Mapday: Interactive Map of Atlanta Homicide Data
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