The Data Center provides analysis of key indicators that build foundational knowledge about the vibrancy of our region. Also where there is a match between community interest and our expertise, we develop in-depth analysis of specific issues.
Systemic Inequity Collection
The Systemic Inequity Collection includes contributions from nearly a dozen local scholars on the long reach of historical inequities built into the systems that shape our practices, policies, and beliefs today. Identifying these antecedents is critical to developing informed and sustainable solutions that improve quality of life across New Orleans. Inspired by the inequities exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic and summer 2020’s national reckoning with long standing social justice issues, each essay seeks to provide contextually relevant recommendations aimed at producing more equitable outcomes, broader prosperity, increased economic inclusion, and greater regional competitiveness.
The New Orleans Prosperity Index: Tricentennial Edition
As New Orleans completes her 300th year, the tricentennial is an important moment to reflect on the city’s history and achievements. But in addition to celebrating their storied past, New Orleanians are eager to learn from it. Since 2005, when Katrina struck and the levees failed, New Orleanians have worked hard to rebuild their city better than before, preserving that which they treasure, while reforming and strengthening their institutions, and increasing opportunities for prosperity. The tricentennial represents an auspicious occasion for both celebration and reflection.
The Coastal Index 2017
With the update of the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan, the infusion of money from the BP settlement, and the existential issue of coastal land loss, Southeast Louisiana has the makings for a water management cluster.
The New Orleans Youth Index 2016
This report is a statistical snapshot of the well-being of New Orleans children/youth, designed to inform the development of strategies that can improve the academic, social, and behavioral outcomes of children/youth age 0 to 24.