Mapping Neighborhood Overcrowding

In previous weeks, neighborhood overcrowding was separated into two separate manifest variables, including private strain (average number of living units per residential house parcel) and public strain (number of public parcels per person). However, given the limitations of the data, these measures were reconceptualized using the cross-sectional Boston tax assessor’s database for 2016. While the … More Mapping Neighborhood Overcrowding

Social neglect in residential building in Boston neighbourhoods

Continuing from Last week work I was able to Mapping residential building in Boston excluding commercial and condo apartments Mapping the percentage of Condo building in each census tracts, we can see how the central boston is devio In the above graph we have, is on census track level residential housing types (single family house … More Social neglect in residential building in Boston neighbourhoods

Making Maps: A Visual Representation of Mixed Use Zoning

Before creating a map of my mixed use ecometric, I recalculated my data from last week to include almost all of the other amenities in the zoning record within my five selected categories of community, cultural, residential, retail, and service. Using zeroes representing conditional and forbidden zoning and ones representing allowed, I found the average … More Making Maps: A Visual Representation of Mixed Use Zoning

Latent Constructs Continued: Further Analysis and Visualization of NIMBYism

Bryan Klepacki Latent constructs are useful tools for trying to observe a phenomenon through data. Using proxies as indicators of that phenomenon we are able to observe that phenomenon at a low cost. In this case, the latent construct I will be observing is the idea of localized NIMBYism. NIMBYism is easily observable within regions … More Latent Constructs Continued: Further Analysis and Visualization of NIMBYism

Mapping the City: On-Premise Liquor Access and the Thriving of Businesses

Previously we discovered that the Central district has much higher number of liquor licenses per capita. This is no surprise since normally the city center has much more thriving businesses but less residential properties (hence a smaller population density). Using the tax accessor’s data, we can see directly from the map how much this difference … More Mapping the City: On-Premise Liquor Access and the Thriving of Businesses

Explaining Noise

Introduction In the last post, we showed that there are significant differences between the two ambient sensors City1 and City2. In this post we are going to propose some spacial hypothesis to explain why there is such difference in level of noise registered by both sensors. The hypothesis is based on the noise that people … More Explaining Noise

Mapping Street Comfort

Variable Definition After aggregating the sensor data on a minute-basis from last week, it is possible to continue to build out the sub-latent variables that contribute to our latent variable of Street Comfort. For each sub-latent variable, a score was established to indicate how that latent variable contributes to the Street Comfort variable. Eventually, the … More Mapping Street Comfort

Mapping DTX – Providing Context to Local Sense Data

The Local Sense data quantifies the health of a neighborhood in much the same way that biometric statistics quantify the health of an individual.  And, just as biometric readings can inform doctors in prescribing medicines, the greenhouse gas, light, sound, oxygen, temperature, and humidity readings in the data can inform policy makers of the strengths … More Mapping DTX – Providing Context to Local Sense Data