Join us for a practical and application focused conversation on using data tools to inform policy and priority setting in local government.
Presenters will provide detail on:
- the development of a Regional Equity Atlas
- principles for equitable data practice, and
- tips to get started in your own locality.
- Michele Claibourn, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Public Policy
- Alissa Diamond, Sara Shallenberger Brown Fellow and student in the PhD program in the Constructed Environment, all at the University of Virginia
- Siri Russell, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Virginia's School of Data Science
- Barbara Brown Wilson, Associate Professor of Urban + Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture
Michele Claibourn is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Public Policy. She also serves as Director of Equitable Analysis for The Equity Center at UVA. Claibourn leads the Center’s community-engaged data science work in support of a more equitable and just region. She has directed or supervised multiple community-based research projects in the Charlottesville community, including racial equity studies for the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.
Alissa Diamond is a Sara Shallenberger Brown Fellow and student in the PhD program in the Constructed Environment, all at the University of Virginia. Alissa’s professional experience includes practicing as a landscape architect where she managed design projects at Centennial Park in Nashville, and Memorial Park in Houston and other sits across the country. Her current research is focused on the potential of landscape design to reckon with racial histories in the United States.
Siri Russell is the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of Virginia's School of Data Science. She has previously served as the inaugural director of Albemarle County’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, where she led efforts to promote equity centered program and service delivery as well as to improve organizational culture around diversity and inclusion. Russell has a masters in Community and Economic Development, has served as a lecturer in the Urban + Environmental Planning Department at UVA and as a board member of multiple nonprofit organizations. Her work in equity and inclusion has been guided by the wisdom and insight of countless community partners, advocates, and change-makers.
Barbara Brown Wilson is an Associate Professor of Urban + Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. She also serves as the faculty director for the UVA Equity Center. Wilson’s research and teaching focus on the history, theory, ethics, and practice of sustainable community design and development, and on the role of urban social movements in the built world. Her research is often change-oriented, meaning she collaborates with community partners to identify opportunities for engaged and integrated sustainable community development that creates knowledge to serve both local and educational communities.
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