NNIP Coordinator

The Urban Institute

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Kathryn Pettit, Senior Researcher and Director of NNIP

The nonprofit Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector. The Urban Institute acts as coordinator of NNIP, providing technical assistance to the partners, processing national data sets for local use, and facilitating the sharing of tools and lessons learned among the partners.

Kathryn Pettit
Senior Researcher and Director of NNIP
Tom Kingsley
Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus of NNIP
Katya Abazajian
Research Assistant
Alexandra Derian
Research Associate
Maia Woluchem
Research Assistant


December 4, 2014
How can we improve conditions in some of the country’s most distressed places? What Counts: Harnessing Data for America’s Communities, a new volume of essays published jointly by the... [read more]
March 2014 - November 2014
With support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, NNIP commissioned an independent assessment of the network that was completed in Fall 2014. NNIP/UI staff have selected Pat... [read more]


February 25, 2015
Meeting Materials - By: Urban Institute

February 24, 2015
Presentation - By: Kathy Pettit

January 1, 2015
NNIP admin document - By: Kathryn Pettit

December 11, 2014
Video - By: Virginia Carlson, Bob Waite


Partner Webinars

December 11, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Organization: The Urban Institute
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Presenters: Virginia Carlson, Bob Waite
Link: Register
May 22, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Organizations: University Center for Social and Urban Research, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, The Urban Institute, The Piton Foundation, Community Research Partners, Rise
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Presenters: Leah Hendey, Rob Pitingolo, Kathy Pettit, Bob Gradeck, Jeff Matson, Greg Sanders, Aaron Schill, Eleanor Tutt, Mingming Zhang