Four government and educational institutions will combine to sponsor a forum Tuesday in Charlotte, helping the public learn how to use public databases.
Charlotte Data Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte's Center City campus, 320 East Ninth Street, in uptown.
Event sponsors are UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the City of Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County. There is no registration fee, and the event is open to the public.
Topics will include using data to measure community assets and needs; for education policy making; to understand neighborhoods; and for use in the nonprofit sector.
Event workshops will cover some local resources, including the 2012 Neighborhood Quality of Life Study and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute's Charlotte Regional Indicators, as well as national sources like the U.S. Census and the Federal Reserves home mortgage data.
The event includes a boxed lunch, but registration is required. To register or for more information, go to http://bit.ly/15n6x7N.