Pratt Center Events

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 10am-12:30pm
Pratt Institute-Manhattan 144 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
Free (Must apply at link below)
Contact Name: 
Ben Dodd

In response to overwhelming interest from participants of previous Neighborhood Data Portal (NDP) trainings, Pratt Center is excited to present a special edition of Visualizing Data for Greater Impact – offered specifically for organizers and advocates on November 13, 2019.

In this session participants will:

  • Learn about all features of the NDP (selecting and querying data, custom map making) 
  • Learn how to download data from the NDP and analyze it in Excel (or Google Sheets)
  • Understand the importance of selecting geographies and data quality by understanding margin of error
  • Practice using the NDP tool to address case examples
  • Learn best practices for visualizing and telling your story using data

This training is free for organizers and advocates at community-based organizations. However, we are limiting space in order to foster a more collaborative environment. We encourage you to apply early as we anticipate spots filling very quickly. Those who are selected for this first session will be notified by Friday, November 1st. Applicants not receiving a notification will be placed on our waiting list and/or invited to participate in a future training.



About the Neighborhood Data Portal

Launched by Pratt Center in 2016, the Neighborhood Data Portal is a free, online data mapping platform that integrates up to 33 vital datasets that break down NYC  by the numbers. We make essential upgrades to the portal annually to ensure you have the latest data to support your programs and make it easier for you to customize and share your work.

This training will be led by Pratt Center GIS Specialist Sadra Shahab. While it will focus on the fundamentals of using the data portal, the training will also include tips and insights into how spatial data can strengthen and support healthy program development.

Accessibility: Pratt strives to make all programs, services and activities accessible, and will provide assistance to accommodate any individuals with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations please contact Marie Georges at 718-636-5914 or Two weeks advance notice of need for accommodations is requested.