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GA Smart Communities: Savannah Live Event
Savannah's GA Smart Challenge team is developing data tools to guide redevelopment of vacant urban land and buildings. Civic data typically applied for blight reduction and nuisance abatement include crime, property code violations, unpaid property tax and special assessments. Missing from civic data are block-level attributes associated with stable housing tenure and healthy, inclusive neighborhoods. The Savannah team will present a project update to the community and stakeholders for review and feedback.

PROGRAM
10:00–10:30 AM Opening/Introduction
• Welcome by Mayor Van R. Johnson, II
• Introduction to GA Smart Communities
• Project Overview by Savannah Team
10:30–11:15 Equitable Development & Housing
• The Cost of Vacant Housing
• Housing & Equitable Development
• The Role of Land Banks
BREAK
11:30–12:15 Civic Data: Sources and Use
• Civic Data for Housing and Neighborhoods
• The Neighborhood Perception Survey
• Assessing Housing Programs with Big Data
12:15-1:00 PM Project Status and Discussion
• Analytic Procedures for Parcels and Blocks
• Citizen Surveys and Collaborative Planning
• Q & A with Project Team

Project Partners:
City of Savannah Housing & Neighborhood Services Department (HNSD)
Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition (CGIC)
Chatham County/City of Savannah Land Bank Authority, Inc. (LBA)
Center for Community Progress
Community Housing Services Agency, Inc (CHSA)
City of Savannah Innovation + Technology Services (ITS)
Tolemi, a Civic Data Technology Company

Georgia Tech Research Partners:
Dr. Clio Andris, Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning
Dr. Omar Isaac Asensio, Assistant Professor, Public Policy

Jun 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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