Comparing Groups: Zoning Clearances

  For this week’s exploration, I thought it would be interesting to dig into whether there are significant differences in necessity and luxury scores and neighborhoods or sub-districts type (e.g., residential vs. industrial). Based on previous explorations, there seemed to be a correlation, so it would be interesting to do a formal test. First, I … More Comparing Groups: Zoning Clearances

Articulating Quality of Life Using Zoning Data

The premise of my latent construct was to using zoning data to measure quality of life via potential access to amenities, such as “need to have” and “nice to have” amenities. In order create an “need to have” and “nice to have” indices, I first needed to create scores that measures the number of amenities … More Articulating Quality of Life Using Zoning Data

Using zoning data to compare quality of life across Boston’s neighborhoods

Zoning ordinances in the United States have a long history of being used to promoting racial segregation and, more recently, economic segregation [1,2]. One researcher in Boston also recently tied the racial segregation in Boston to the city’s strict zoning code [3]. Given that we know Boston is a heavily segregated city, both in terms … More Using zoning data to compare quality of life across Boston’s neighborhoods

Revealing the atmosphere of neighborhoods via zoning clearances

  The zoning data can be quite challenging to work with given that the entire data set is comprised of factor variables with minimal numeric data.  Zoning clearances for the 162 amenities, which technically are grouped into 46 categories, are provided for the 1,637 sub-districts in Boston. In order to make these data easier to … More Revealing the atmosphere of neighborhoods via zoning clearances

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

Analysis of variance of cultural and business scores across neighborhoods

  T test I first wanted to look at the difference between the mean of the cultural zoning score and the mean of the business score in the aggregated dataset at the NSA level   t.test(Final$CulturalZoningScore.x,Final$BusinessZoningScore) Welch Two Sample t-test data: Final$CulturalZoningScore.x and Final$BusinessZoningScore t = 0.56134, df = 129.61, p-value = 0.5755 alternative hypothesis: … More Analysis of variance of cultural and business scores across neighborhoods