Urban Ecology Center

The Urban Ecology Center helps maintain public parks in neighborhoods throughout Milwaukee while creating educational opportunities for children and supporting community bonds.

UEC's prior analysis
UEC's prior analysis.

Research has shown that well-maintained parks can reduce neighborhood crime, but a careful look at a prior analysis of UEC's efficacy in this regard revealed serious data limitations and methodological flaws.

In order to improve their pitch to potential donors, UEC needed an updated report that accurately measured their contribution to reduced crime rates in the areas they service.

Washington Park aerial Big Lake Data crafted and implemented the appropriate research design. We collected the right data for the program analysis and conducted a spatial analysis at a granular level.

With our new analysis, we helped UEC use the story of their data as the foundation for a presentation making a strong case for their contribution toward the falling crime rate in Milwaukee neighborhoods.

Big Lake Data's graph for UEC
Big Lake Data's graph for UEC.

“Thank you for such a great presentation! We’ve already used… your information in a presentation today to a big donor. Everyone was so impressed!”

– Ken Leinbach, Executive Director of the Urban Ecology Center

Get in touch with Big Lake Data today. We’ll help design and implement your next program assessment or figure out the best way to understand and share data you’ve already collected.

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