City of San Diego 2021 Annual Housing Inventory Report

The City of San Diego’s 2021 Annual Housing Inventory Report presents progress made in 2020 toward the City’s housing production goals and initiatives to facilitate housing production. Dudek helped the City craft the report, which displays complex housing permit data in a format that can be easily understood by the public and decision makers.

Project Facts
  • City of San Diego Planning Department
  • 4th annual report
  • Report informed by more than 40,000 data records

The Challenge

The Annual Housing Inventory Report helps City staff better communicate the ongoing housing crisis to community members and decision makers. It serves as the public-facing version of a State-mandated housing report that is difficult to interpret, given that the data includes multiple worksheets with over 10,000 records of data each. Data must be quickly turned around from collection to inclusion in the report, however the City had limited staff and did not have an in-house graphic design team to convert data into engaging visuals.

The Solution

Dudek’s Planning and Creative teams collaborated closely to develop a vision for communicating technical data in a graphic format. The teams strategized to produce a product that was versatile and streamlined to meet the City’s needs. The creativity of Dudek’s visual storytellers along with the technical expertise of our planners resulted in a comprehensive and visually engaging report lauded by the City.

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The Impact

The 2021 Annual Housing Report increases transparency surrounding housing production in the midst of a city and statewide housing supply and affordability crisis. Fostering data-driven conversations around housing is the foundation for gaining collective understanding of the issues as well as community support for policy and programmatic solutions.

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