Unleashing the Power of Data: The Census and Beyond

APA Oregon Chapter


Thursday, May 31, 2018
noon - 1 a.m. PDT

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Keeping up with our constantly evolving communities is essential to good planning, and socio-economic data is a vital resource in this endeavor. This webinar will provide a refresher course on the Census and other publicly available data, and show attendees the new capabilities that this information can bring to the planning practice. Charles Rynerson, from the Population Research Center at Portland State University, will provide an overview of the U.S. Census as well as the Oregon Census State Data Center, a cooperative program between the states and the Census Bureau that was created in 1978 to make data available locally to the public through a network of state agencies, universities, libraries, and regional and local governments. Lauren Nolan, from the Woodstock Institute, will educate attendees on some of the lesser known data sets available to planners, including what’s available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC).

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Charles Rynerson

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Charles Rynerson is a research faculty member of the Population Research Center (PRC) in the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University. He has worked as an applied demographer for over 25 years at PRC, the San Diego Association of Governments, and the San Diego Unified School ... Read More

Lauren Nolan, AICP

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NoneLauren Nolan is the Director of Research for the Woodstock Institute, a leading nonprofit research and policy organization in the areas of fair lending, wealth creation, and financial systems reform. Lauren has an extensive background in community and economic development research and technical assistance with a focus on data, research ... Read More

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Stephanie Kennedy, oapa@oregonapa.org