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National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

National Small Business Week to Feature Presentation on RPC’s Financing Programs

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Urbana Head Start Receives ExceleRate Illinois Gold Circle of Quality Designation

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Champaign Woman to Be Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield

Registration Now Full for the May 2018 Residential Electronics Collection

Registration Now Full for the May 2018 Residential Electronics Collection

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

Susana Mendoza, Carol Ammons, and Scott Bennett Visit Urbana Head Start

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC Partners with Carle to Recruit Candidates for Unique Jobs Program

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

RPC’s Dalitso Sulamoyo Honors Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Prayer Breakfast

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

At this time of year, New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. After the holidays, with their parties, breaks in routine for travel, and ubiquitous seasonal food and drink, health can be a common theme in people’s goals for the new year. So how is health measured at the population scale? What data sources are available?

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

A new dataset, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, was released for public use by the U.S. Census Bureau on December 7, 2017. All Regional Dashboard items sourced from 5-Year ACS Estimates have been updated to reflect the recent data release.

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

Map use is a life skill. Being able to read a road or transit map with minimal panic turns out to be really helpful. So to help you with interpreting both navigational and thematic maps like a pro, we’ve curated our top five cartographic tips.

Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

RPC Wins National Award for Fourth Time Since 2005

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

This month on the blog, we take a look at the housing stock of Champaign County and its municipalities, with a focus on housing tenure and comparative costs based on housing tenure.

Understanding Housing in Champaign County

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

The Urbana KRT Connectivity Study Public Workshop #1 Results Report was completed in October 2017.

Urbana Kickapoo Rail Trail Connectivity Study Public Input

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

U.S. Congressman Rodney Davis Visits Urbana Head Start

National Community Planning Month

October is National Community Planning Month, an opportunity for planners to share the work they do with the communities they work for. Events take place nationally as well as locally: the American Planning Association publishes its annual list of Great Places in America, examples of excellent planning across the country (which included West Urbana in […]

National Community Planning Month

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

As students of all ages return to local classrooms, we return to education for September’s blog post. If you’ve spent any time exploring the available indicators and Regional Dashboard datasets, you’ll have noticed that there are many related to education in both sections, and that both sections include school enrollment data – from two different […]

Student Enrollment Data: Comparing Sources

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

LIHEAP Program Dates Announced

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Safe Routes to School Maps Updated for 2017-18 School Year

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Mobile App Developed in Urbana Aims to Improve Bicycle Network in Champaign County and Around the State of Illinois

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

The August post of our data blog compares and contrasts different sources of employment and unemployment data to make finding your best data source easier.

Data Literacy: Navigating Sources for Employment Data

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

The July post of our data blog analyzes data from Visit Champaign County and the U.S. Census Bureau to look at tourism’s local economic impact and how great tourism is for residents, as well.

Measuring Tourism: The Economic and Amenities Impact on Champaign County

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Jonathan Westfield, a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois with more than two decades of law enforcement experience, has been named as the new coordinator of the Youth Assessment Center (YAC) in Champaign.

New Youth Assessment Center Coordinator Brings 20 Years of Law Enforcement Experience to the Position

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

Urbana Man Honored at Annual Conference in Springfield as Part of RPC’s No Limits Program

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

New Head Start Facility in Urbana Hosts Open House

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

The May post of our data blog helps you find statistics on commuting by bike, as well as information about the BikeMoves Illinois app and upcoming Bike Month events in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Bike Month: Celebrating and Educating

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Project Aims to Make Sidewalks in Champaign-Urbana Area Safer and More Accessible for All Pedestrians

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

The April post of our data blog presents an easy method of testing the difference between estimates for statistical significance.

Data Literacy: Testing for Statistically Significant Difference Between Estimates

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

CCRPC will be hosting eight public input opportunities over four weeks this spring to gather public input on walking in Urbana.

Urbana Pedestrian Plan Spring 2017 Public Input

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved

Sidewalk Network Inventory and Assessment approved
April 6, 2018

Data Literacy: Key Points for Consuming and Presenting Data

Data is a powerful tool to tell stories and communicate arguments, but whether you’re a data consumer or you’re presenting data yourself, it’s important to ensure credibility, prioritize transparency, and avoid major pitfalls. For this month’s data literacy post, we’ll go over a few key areas of good data use, in regards to both consuming and presenting data.

April 2, 2018

HSTP Region 8 Newsletter for April 2018

NEW Region 8 Online Transportation Directory Champaign County Regional Planning Commission website > Data + Map > Transportation > “Human Service Transportation Plan: Region 8 Directory” HSTP members: Please do not forget to add the directory link to your agency’s website! April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month Learn more on the National Safety Council’s website. […]

March 12, 2018

HSTP Region 8 Newsletter for March 2018

Federal Transportation News Update: Transportation for America — Trump’s proposed infrastructure plan (2/21/2018) “Zero dollars. That’s the actual amount of investment in transportation and infrastructure contained in President Trump’s long-awaited “infrastructure plan” announced last week. Zero dollars to improve economic competitiveness. Zero dollars to create new, better connections within our communities. Zero dollars to help […]

March 2, 2018

March Travel: Does Spring Break Affect Travel Statistics?

March is the season for daffodils, St. Patrick’s Day, and spring break, for those among us who get spring break. With that in mind, this month on the blog we’re taking a look at whether spring break seems to have had an effect on air travel from Champaign County between 2003 and 2016. What are […]

February 9, 2018

Comparing Winters: How Does This Winter Measure Up?

We doubt anyone has yet forgotten the stretch of single-digit temperatures in January (or has stopped hoping that that’s it for the season and the worst of winter is over). But looking at the data, has this winter actually been colder than the winters of recent years? This may vary on how we define “winter” […]

January 11, 2018

Health Data: Sources, Limitations, and Applications

At this time of year, New Year’s resolutions may be on your mind. After the holidays, with their parties, breaks in routine for travel, and ubiquitous seasonal food and drink, health can be a common theme in people’s goals for the new year. So how is health measured at the population scale? What data sources are available?

December 11, 2017

Regional Dashboard Data Updates

A new dataset, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, was released for public use by the U.S. Census Bureau on December 7, 2017. All Regional Dashboard items sourced from 5-Year ACS Estimates have been updated to reflect the recent data release.

December 1, 2017

Top Five Tips for Interpreting Maps

Map use is a life skill. Being able to read a road or transit map with minimal panic turns out to be really helpful. So to help you with interpreting both navigational and thematic maps like a pro, we’ve curated our top five cartographic tips.