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

Correlation and Regression: Outdoor Energy

In earlier assignments I created a metric of “outdoor energy” to assess how vibrant the outdoor community of a neighborhood is.  In order to assess the relationship between my outdoor energy 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 Correlation and Regression: Outdoor Energy

Correlations & Regression: Disposable Wealth

For this week’s assignment I ran a series of correlations and regressions in an exploratory manner to assess how other variables (mostly ecometrics) relate to my measure of Disposable Wealth. First I examined how rental units, local investments (which is measured by parcels in Boston with renovations or additions), and major developments (which is measured … More Correlations & Regression: Disposable Wealth

Linking Data: Indicators of Informal Outdoor Interactions

In building my latent construct of “outdoor energy,” I decided to start the process by targeting potential physical locations of informal outdoor interactions.  In my previous post I provided some examples, including awnings and canopies, outside seating, etc.  The goal of this week was to measure the occurrence of these locations by census block group … More Linking Data: Indicators of Informal Outdoor Interactions

Proposing New Measures: Outdoor Energy

The latent construct that I want to explore is “outdoor energy,” or how vibrant a neighborhood’s outdoor community is.  I believe that it could serve as a useful ecometric because of its potential relationship with community vibrancy.  My hope is that outdoor energy could be linked to other positive aspects of a neighborhood, such as … More Proposing New Measures: Outdoor Energy

Proposing New Measures: Neighborhood Disposable Wealth

After reading previous class postings and assessing existing ecometrics (e.g., local investment) that have been developed using the Building Permit data set I thought it may be useful to generate a latent construct for “neighborhood disposable wealth.” I’m not completely sure about the naming of this variable, but essentially I want to measure a variable … More Proposing New Measures: Neighborhood Disposable Wealth