Robust data is essential to informing decisions and developing strategies that build an equitable economy. By tracking socioeconomic indicators and ABI investments in each of the 10 subareas across the BeltLine Planning Area, ABI identified four Equity Priority Subareas – areas that appear particularly vulnerable to gentrification and displacement.
Demographic Data Explorer
The Demographic Data Explorer is intended to establish neighborhood-level historical baselines in areas such as race, household income, employment, and housing tenure (e.g., renters and owners). These metrics will help track progress toward project goals and flag demographic and economic trends that may require policy intervention, such as areas that appear particularly vulnerable to gentrification and displacement.
Investment Data Explorer
The Investment Data Explorer measures progress toward the equity and inclusion vision in several key areas – housing affordability, economic development, transit access, inclusion, and quality of life. The data for the new Investment Data Explorer comes from publicly available sources such as the American Community Survey, as well as ABI-initiated surveys to understand the shifts, trends, and impact of BeltLine work.