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Housing Forum: Rental Housing and Open Data

Date and time: 
August 4, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Room 1-110, Carlson School of Management

321 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Rental Housing and Open Data: Opportunities for Better Housing Outcomes


  • Ross Joy and Reyna Flores, Organizers, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization
  • Nuria Rivera-Vandermyde, Director of Regulatory Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Bill Bushey, Co-Founder, Open Twin Cities

The City of Minneapolis has just passed an Open Data policy that, over time, will change the way the public can access and utilize public data. This new policy will impact community-based organizations and their constituents, city staff, neighborhoods, social enterprises, and others, by creating new ways to ask and answer questions and develop better solutions. What is "open data", and what does it mean for equitable housing goals? How can data support just rental housing policy and practices, and when can relying on data to make decisions and advocate with renters fall short? Hear from both City and community leaders about their work with data and data-driven decision-making in Minneapolis neighborhoods.

This Housing Forum is co-hosted by CURA (as part of the CURA:Tech civic technology program) and Open Twin Cities. Open Twin Cities is a civic tech and design user group that meets monthly to share ideas and work on civic projects, and has posted a good FAQ about Open Data available online.

Spanish translation will be available at this Housing Forum.


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