President Obama: Opportunity Project

President Obama named Streetwyze co-founders two of the nations’ top innovators, and invited Streetwyze to join a select group of individuals moing “from information to action” as a part of the Opportunity Project and Frontiers in Innovation Conference.

Racial Equity Impact Assessment

Streetwyze led the Racial Equity Impact Assessment team in partnership with the City of Oakland, PolicyLink, Race Forward, Khepera Consulting, Mesu Strategies, and leaders of the Black Arts and Culture Business District, for the Downtown Specific Plan in Oakland, CA. A Racial Equity Impact Assessment (REIA) is a systematic examination of how different racial and ethnic groups will likely be affected by a proposed action or decision. REIAs are vital tool for preventing structural racism and for identifying new options to remedy long-standing and historic inequities between different racio-ethnic groups. Since Oakland is a fast growing racially, culturally, and LGBQTIA+ city, the plan aimed to use REIAs to minimize the unanticipated adverse consequence of gentrification and displacement, affordable housing, transportation, future growth—and create a balance of residential and office development downtown—while protecting cultural values, local character, and ensuring that vulnerable populations were co-producers of the Downtown Specific Plan. Our collective goal was to create an authentic sense of belonging that could be infused into the built environment so that all Oaklanders feel at home. Overall, Streetwyze was critical in expanding outreach to reach hard-to-reach populations, and ultimately building trust and two-way communications channels between the City and Oakland’s brilliant, bold, creative, innovative, dynamic, and diverse communities.

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Enterprise Community Partners

Streetwyze was invited by Enterprise Community Partners, the US’s largest non-profit affordable housing provider, to be a partner on their Opportunity 360 initiative.  Powered in partnership by Streetwyze’s community-driven data platform, the Opportunity 360 Dashboard ranks neighborhoods on key measures of opportunity, including affordable housing, education, access to jobs, transportation, healthy food, safe spaces for kids and families, air quality and beyond.  Recognized by Harvard’s Data Smart Cities, the National Center for Smart Growth, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and cities including Austin, TX, users can create one-click Measurement Reports that provide the framework and data necessary to assess both the available pathways to opportunity and the outcomes of opportunity in any neighborhood in the country. Overall, the people-powered dashboard offers a comprehensive view into a neighborhood and facilitates a strategic, asset-building approach to community development. From benchmarking a project to designing an evaluation of specific interventions, the dashboard is being used nationally by developers, healthcare providers, investors, planners, architects, engineers, community members, and beyond to ensure that community development is positioned to make smart investments and create collaborative solutions in partnership with everyday people in order to transform low income and communities of color across the country.

Streetwyze Powered Opportunity 360 Data Dashboard outcomes: