• As budget season begins in Baltimore County, Olszewski ponders residents’ lack of trust

    Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week begins his annual budget town halls across the county. He’ll be meeting with hundreds of residents. Some of them, according to a recent poll, do not trust his government. The Baltimore Area Survey was conducted by Johns Hopkins 21st Century Cities Initiative. It found that 38% of the…

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  • Dan Rodricks: Hopkins study shows ‘local love’ wears thin with Baltimore city, county taxpayers

    A recent Johns Hopkins University study of citizen attitudes in Baltimore and Baltimore County showed high opinions of local businesses and nonprofits, and the survey found that two-thirds of us believe the people in our communities can be trusted to do what is right.

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  • What will it take to make Baltimore a climate-resilient, 21st-century city?

    The 30-odd invitees — a diverse group of neighborhood activists, academics and city officials — were members of his Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative, or BSEC for short. The group was his mechanism for putting neighborhood concerns at the heart of the five-year, $25 million project that is primarily a scientific endeavor, driven by data in four…

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  • Report: Baltimoreans Distrust Government, Fear Police, and Face Transportation Issues, But Like Their Neighborhoods

    One in five Baltimore-area residents experiences food insecurity, more than a quarter have lost someone to drug overdose, and most residents trust organizations and businesses more than local government, a new survey from Johns Hopkins University’s 21st Century Cities Initiative shows.

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  • Johns Hopkins survey finds Baltimoreans distrust government, transportation and food disparities

    A new comprehensive annual survey is out from Johns Hopkins covering a variety of regional issues in the Baltimore area, from policing to food insecurity and transportation.

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  • Hopkins survey shows Baltimore-area residents’ perceptions on education, transportation, health, and more

    A new Johns Hopkins University survey shows a racial divide on feelings toward police, differences of physical and mental health perceptions based on educational background, and other key findings about quality of life issues in the Baltimore area.

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  • Few Baltimore-area residents trust local government, new survey says

    Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday released a new Baltimore Area Survey as “an effort to measure aspects of life among Baltimore-Area residents.”

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  • Survey finds ‘profound’ racial disparities in residents’ opinions of police, food insecurity

    A survey from Johns Hopkins University offers a snapshot on Baltimore area residents’ perceptions of their city.

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  • Baltimore ahead of nation in people who have loved ones pass away from overdose

    An inaugural survey from Johns Hopkins University is shedding light on how dangerous drug overdoses are in Baltimore city and county.

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  • Different races, different lives: Baltimore-area survey pinpoints disparities

    Baltimore-area residents’ daily experiences and outlooks differ substantially by race — how they view neighborhoods, police, schools — according to a new survey from Johns Hopkins University researchers.

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  • Environmental Justice Funding Picking Up Steam In Chesapeake Bay Region

    True to its name, the Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative project aims to engage a wide swath of the community in deciding what ought to be included in the five-year study.

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  • Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative: Neighborhood Tours + Panel

    Learn about the new Baltimore Social-Environmental Collaborative (BSEC) research initiative, implementing the most meaningful urban environmental measurement and modeling system in the world in collaboration with communities. You are invited to site visits in two of Baltimore’s Justice 40 neighborhoods: Broadway East and Old Goucher.

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  • $25 Million to Improve Climate Conditions in Baltimore

    Walk through the Old Goucher neighborhood in North Baltimore, and husbands Kelly Cross and Mateusz Rozanski will tell you how several of the tree-lined streets weren’t always filled with such greenery. The couple planted hundreds of trees and took out over 100 tons of concrete in the neighborhood over the past decade.

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  • Rebooting Our Warming Cities

    If you were to stand at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and West 24th Street in Baltimore’s Old Goucher neighborhood and travel back in time 10 years, you would probably be shocked at the transformation. Back then, pavement blanketed the neighborhood. Of the few trees growing along streets, many were sickly or misshapen.

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  • Detroit Officials Discuss Innovative Street View Program at GovEx

    Last week, GovEx and our sister center, the Bloomberg Center for Government Innovation (BCPI), together with 21st Century Cities hosted a presentation from Detroit officials Tamara Fant and Ted Schultz, who discussed their innovative Street View program.

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