Residential Buildings in boston – Tax assessors Data

aContinuing with last weeks work I have visualized tax assessors data throughout Boston to find how housing and commercial buildings are spread across Boston My First Bar plot is a summary of Building spread across the 17 neighbourhoods of Boston Data$type_of_House<-NA Data$type_of_House<-ifelse(Data$SIMPLIFIED_LU == “AGRICULTURAL” | Data$SIMPLIFIED_LU == “COMMERCIAL”|Data$SIMPLIFIED_LU == “INDUSTRIAL”,”Commerical”,”Residential”) install.packages(“ggplot2”) library(ggplot2) p2 <-ggplot(Data[!is.na(Data$BRA_PD),], aes(x … More Residential Buildings in boston – Tax assessors Data

Pulse of the City

Alex Press In starting to look through the zoning data, I was seeking a way to make use of the snapshot it offered of the processes of development and gentrification in Boston[1]. While this is hard without longitudinal data to provide insight into how zoning clearances are changing over time, I figured I could at … More Pulse of the City

Pulse of the City: Microclimates in Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing is the second busiest stop on the MBTA subway system. (South Station – with its Amtrak connection and Silver Line access to the airport – is number one.) Nestled in the shopping district, surrounded by tall buildings, and with the Red, Orange, Silver, and Green (if you don’t mind walking) Lines acting as … More Pulse of the City: Microclimates in Downtown Crossing

Pulse of the City: Visualizing Zoning Permissions

Looking more closely at my zoning data, this week I will focus on the Zoning.Record.2015 file. The zoning record file shows variables for each amenity in each subdistrict recorded as A (allowed), C (conditional), and F (forbidden). With these pieces of data in mind, I set out to answer the following questions:  1. How likely … More Pulse of the City: Visualizing Zoning Permissions

Pulse of the City: Transitional Housing in Boston

The structure of the zoning data set is that the city is broken up into 1637 sub districts. These are broken down from larger districts that are recognizable to most residents of Boston such as Dorchester, the North End or East Boston. For each sub district there are zoning laws that apply. Zoning laws can … More Pulse of the City: Transitional Housing in Boston

Pulse of the City: Understand the Vibrancy of Boston’s Business Constituents

Last time we talked about food establishments in Boston, today we turn our focus onto the largest data set in the database–“Licenses.Old.Allowed.tab”, which contains records of all business licenses in Boston issued from 2007 to 2015, including those that have expired. This will give us a more holistic view on the vibrancy of Boston’s business … More Pulse of the City: Understand the Vibrancy of Boston’s Business Constituents

A Pulse of Downtown Crossing

Using two datasets, one tracking ambient conditions (‘city’) and the other tracking environmental conditions (‘envi’) over a 24 period on August 11, 2016 in Downtown Crossing, this analysis sets out out to identify initial trends and in the data and understand if there are opportunities to explore a relationship between the variables being measured. Both … More A Pulse of Downtown Crossing