Breakfast Launch Event: Making Neighborhoods

October 17, 2014 - by CHPC -  Events

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Citizens Housing & Planning Council has undertaken a study that measures neighborhood change across New York City by putting people at the center of its analysis. The result is a dynamic interactive map that will change the way you think about the places you live and work.

When: Wednesday, November 5 at 8:00am
Where: Citibank, 388 Greenwich St., New York, NY 10013

RSVP to Elizabeth Rossi by Monday, November 3.

CHPC and lead researcher Raisa Bahchieva identified 14 groups that share demographic characteristics using cluster analysis techniques. These population “clusters” emerged because they shared similar household type, race, income, age, and education–based on U.S. Census data from 2000 and 2010. We were then able to map the location of the population clusters for each of the two years. This opened a wealth of information about the dynamics of neighborhood change: which population clusters grew? Which contracted? And which moved? We also mapped data for foreclosure starts and housing code violations to get a deeper understanding of the housing conditions within each cluster.

Two aspects of our study set it apart from other neighborhood-level research being done today. First, we follow neighborhoods as people make them, not along government-assigned boundary lines. Second, cluster analysis methods allow us to examine change at the intersection of major demographic traits rather than mapping by race or income separately.

The results of our work include a full research paper, a policy brief, and an interactive map that will all be available on our website.

Come for breakfast!

 

Hosted by the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)