Examining difference in residential characteristics

For this week, I expanded my analysis of the character of residential properties and culture. I wanted to continue exploring the effect of having “cultural” sites in a neighborhood. Cultural sites include schools, churches, and libraries. I will continue working on this definition of cultural sites and will make some adjustments moving forward. It is … More Examining difference in residential characteristics

A Look into Public Service, Residential and Educational Amenities by Sub district

For this assignment I decided to look into the variance between education, public service, and educational amenities by sub district types.  Sub district types include business, harbor park, industrial, mixed use, residential among others. Different neighborhoods have different higher proportions of specific sub districts that are often correlated with restrictiveness. Specifically, one of my previous … More A Look into Public Service, Residential and Educational Amenities by Sub district

Comparing Groups: Outdoor Activity and Census Tract Type

In earlier assignments I created a metric of “outdoor activity” to assess how vibrant the outdoor community of a neighborhood is.  In order to gauge the relationship between my outdoor activity metric and other measurable characteristics of the city, I compared it against variables from two different datasets.  The first is a collection of ecometrics … More Comparing Groups: Outdoor Activity and Census Tract Type

Comparing Groups: Measuring Mixed Use Zoning Through Race and Neighborhood Type

Following up on last week’s regressions and correlations, this week I will be creating categories from the Boston census data to look at different ways mixed use zoning relates to groups across the city. The first two categories I will create are from the proportion white variable, which describes from zero to one the proportion … More Comparing Groups: Measuring Mixed Use Zoning Through Race and Neighborhood Type

Residential and Public USFPP and Neighborhood Segregation

In previous weeks, manifest variables of residential and public unit square foot-per-person (USFPP) were created to measure neighborhood overcrowding. An OLS regression analysis of residential USFPP suggested that census tracts with higher percentages of homeownership and median assessed value percent change tend to have larger amounts of residential space, holding all other factors constant. However, … More Residential and Public USFPP and Neighborhood Segregation

Comparing Groups: Liquor License Types and Social Fabric

I was working on finding a meaningful metric to explain alcohol access in neighborhoods. One of the assumptions I made was that different types of alcohol outlets have different implications in social characteristics and economic strength of a neighborhood. I am curious to find out whether this assumption is supported by statistics. Prepare the Dataset … More Comparing Groups: Liquor License Types and Social Fabric

Chemical Concentrations throughout the Neighborhood and throughout the day

Once again, I am going to focus on the atmospheric concentration data included in the Local Sense Labs sensor dataset. I have discussed in previous assignments that the although the atmospheric concentration data appears to show variability throughout the day and between the two sensor locations, we have not actually shown that there is a … More Chemical Concentrations throughout the Neighborhood and throughout the day