January 17, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Harris School of Public Policy Studies
1155 East 60th St.
Drew Williams-Clark, senior planner at Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
This workshop will be different than those usually hosted by the Cultural Policy Center. Rather than presenting an idea or issue, we will explore a tool called MetroPulse. MetroPulse is a simple but powerful portal into a vast warehouse of data on factors that shape quality of life in our seven-county Chicago region. We will focus on a new set of cultural vitality indicators that were brought into being by the Chicago Community Trust and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), who jointly run the Regional Indicators Project and the MetroPulse website. Drew Williams-Clark, senior planner at CMAP, will be our guide.
This will be an ideal opportunity for students interested in a new data source for a research project. Everyone is encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along in the demonstration.