About GEOLOOM : Launching Summer 2017

The goal of GEOLOOM is to give you a tool that will help insure that every Baltimore neighborhood receives the attention and support we need to establish and maintain livability across our entire city. You can use GEOLOOM for research, planning, exploration, and investment. We want you to use it whether you’re a city planner, artist, civic leader, resident, large or small business, neighborhood association, citywide or neighborhood-based arts and culture organization, non-profit or for-profit real estate developer, private foundation, or government funder. We hope this tool adds a cultural data dimension that is a vital but oftentimes missing the conversation about neighborhoods.

GEOLOOM is rooted in the idea that arts and culture play a significant role in fostering the vitality of a place. Neighborhood-based arts and cultural activity can have an impact on residents’ attachment to their community, the overall economic conditions in their neighborhood, and the quality of life for the entire city.

GEOLOOM will give us a better understanding of the arts and culture landscape along with the ability to view data within a broader context of demographic, real estate, and ecological information. Most importantly, it will help all of us in decision-making about the City’s future. Through visualization, GEOLOOM will aid cultural institutions, businesses, and elected officials by heightening their awareness of potential audiences, customers, and constituents.

The data you will find in GEOLOOM will be analyzed every year so we can successfully measure community improvements over time, identify gaps and, confidently address arts and culture needs while strengthening all aspects of the City’s social and economic fabric. We welcome feedback on the data and continuously seek to expand both the definition of arts and culture and the types of data available on the website.

GEOLOOM is a project of Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore.

For more information, please email [email protected]