Opportunity Collaborative Mapping Effort

Opportunity Mapping for the Baltimore Opportunity Collaborative  

The Opportunity Collaborative is a consortium of local governments, state agencies, universities, and nonprofit organizations that received a regional sustainable communities grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2012.  The Collaborative is charged with the development of a regional plan for sustainable development along with regional housing and workforce development plans. The Regional Plan for Sustainable Development will help the Baltimore region coordinate investments in housing, transportation, and workforce development to reduce disparities and connect all the region’s citizens to a prosperous future.
Learn more about the Opportunity Collaborative

The Center’s Role
NCSG staff led 14 meetings of the OMAP over a period of about 8 months in 2012 and 2013.  Hundreds of indicators and maps were considered and reviewed during the process, which ultimately resulted in composite maps for the subject categories of Education, Housing and Neighborhood Quality, Social Capital, Public Health and Safety, Employment and Workforce Development, and Transportation and Mobility. An overall composite map using all six categories and 92 total indicators was also created. At the request of Collaborative staff, the composite map was refined down to a 32 indicator opportunity index map.

Below are links to documents demonstrating the results of this mapping effort.

Reports and Presentations