Data Driven Detroit http://michiganradio.org en Getting the true picture of blight in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/getting-true-picture-blight-detroit <p></p><p>Though Glenda Price has been in Detroit barely 15 years, it is hard to imagine the city without her. A Philadelphia native, she first came to town as president of Marygrove, a small, struggling Catholic college on the city’s west side. Now in her mid-70s, Price is both a skilled fundraiser and a visionary who can see around corners.</p><p>Though neither Catholic nor a Detroiter, thanks to development skills and an ahead-of-its time distance learning program, she helped revitalize Marygrove before retiring seven years ago. She could have gone anywhere after that.</p><p>She'd had careers in medical technology and as provost and dean of prominent universities. But she had fallen in love with Detroit, and elected to stay. You may not know her, but those who run things do.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:27:20 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 15677 at http://michiganradio.org Getting the true picture of blight in Detroit Every single person is on this map of the US http://michiganradio.org/post/every-single-person-map-us <p>Dustin Cable is a demographer who <a href="http://www.coopercenter.org/demographics/Racial-Dot-Map">mapped race</a> in the U.S.</p><p>Every dot on the map is smaller than one pixel and represents one person.&nbsp;</p><p>Yes, there are 308, 745,538 dots on this map.&nbsp;</p><p>Cable used population data from the 2010 Census to create this comprehensive image. Here's the key to different colors he used to represent different races:</p><ul><li>Blue: White</li><li>Green: Black</li><li>Orange: Hispanic</li><li>Red: Asian</li><li>Brown: Other/Native American/multi-racial</li></ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you take a look at the whole country, you can see a lot of segregation. But there are also colors that blend together, like the purple area that covers Chicago.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:14:37 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14013 at http://michiganradio.org Every single person is on this map of the US Report: Metro Detroit immigrants don't follow typical patterns http://michiganradio.org/post/report-metro-detroit-immigrants-dont-follow-typical-patterns <p>A report released today on metro Detroit's foreign-born population shows between five and 15% of people in Southeastern Michigan are immigrants. The study, conducted by Global Detroit and Data Driven Detroit, shows metro Detroit's immigrants don't follow traditional patterns of foreign-born populations in urban areas.</p><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:47:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13564 at http://michiganradio.org Report: Metro Detroit immigrants don't follow typical patterns