Polis Center

The Polis Center is a self-funded research unit of the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Our approach to understanding the communities in which we live is entrepreneurial and innovative, finding practical, effective, and cost-efficient ways for communities to enhance their capacity for meaningful change. We develop the nation’s largest community information system, SAVI, as an interactive data and mapping resource for individuals and organizations in Central Indiana, and our annual Spirit & Place Festival is an example of our efforts to promote Central Indiana as a leading example of how communities can work together to encourage civic engagement and enduring change.1

The 2017 Team (from left)

Patrick Bagnuolo – Testing Lead

Matthew Hathaway- Client Liaison

Richard Clark – Webmaster

Michael Ketiku – Project Leader



Project artifacts, reports, etc.