Policy and Data Analysis

RSP logoThe Policy & Data Analysis Division provides information, research, analysis and evaluation of planning practices to inform the Department’s policy-making and neighborhood revitalization activities.

The division is responsible for:

  • Providing GIS-based information and data analysis to support planning initiatives;
  • Producing the City’s cooperative population and employment forecasts in collaboration with the member jurisdictions of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council;
  • Preparing for each decennial census and working with the US Census Bureau to produce annual population estimates;

The Division also provides City agencies and the Mayor’s Office with data analysis, best practice research and grant opportunities for the various fields of planning.  

We work closely with the Baltimore Development Corporation, Baltimore Neighborhood’s Indicators Alliance, the Greater Baltimore Committee and other community, academic, local, state, and federal organizations.