Donovan/Green Designs Data Dashboards for Penn IUR to Shape Responses to Pandemic-Related Public Health Concerns
In September 2020, D/G engaged with The Penn Institute for Urban Research (PennIUR) to design presentations for their Recovering Cities Project. PennIUR is a university-wide subsidiary of the University of Pennsylvania. Its work informs urban decision-making and public policy on issues of sustainable urban growth and development based on multi-disciplinary research, instruction, and outreach.
The Recovering Cities Project is part of its Cities and Contagion: Lessons from COVID-19 initiative. Partnered with research institutions around the country, PennIUR aims to monitor and inform select cities recovering from the health, economic, and social impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Together, we worked to design the presentation for their indicator dashboards. These dashboards will frame discussions to shape future responses to pandemic-related public health concerns, economic distress, and the quest for racial equity. With their team, we designed the clearest and most inviting way to share the data, highlighting the essential and stripping out the unnecessary. We worked to build a reliable system that would best serve the changing needs of the project while delineating the different categories such as human health, fiscal health, the economy, and quality of life.
“Everyone loves it. The design highlights the data brilliantly.”
Eugenie L. Birch FAICP
Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research
Department of City and Regional Planning
Stuart Weitzman School of Design
At its commencement, the project included New York City and Atlanta and will soon expand to cover Philadelphia as well. Access the latest dashboards on PennIUR’s Recovering Cities Project page.