Archive for Making Neighborhoods

Spotlight on Washington Heights

A summer afternoon on St. Nicholas Avenue. Image: CHPCA summer afternoon on St. Nicholas Avenue. Image: CHPC

CHPC’s Making Neighborhoods study of demographic change in New York City offers a unique way to look at the city’s neighborhoods. Rather than identifying neighborhoods by a single trait—race, income, education level, and so on—the Making Neighborhoods data model uses a cluster analysis method to perform an intersectional study comparing the 2010 decennial census to the 2000 data.

In this series of Spotlights, we take a deeper dive into specific neighborhoods where noteworthy changes took place. Our first Spotlight neighborhood is Washington Heights, located at the northern end of Manhattan, a …

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Making Neighborhoods – Breakfast Launch

On Wednesday, November 5, CHPC and the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) held an event to launch CHPC’s Making Neighborhoods project. The event was a success, generating buzz about our work and how we can apply our beautiful interactive mapping tool to the housing industry and government policy.

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At the event, CHPC presented the major takeaways from its study of demographic change between 2000 and 2010. We also walked the audience—a range of housing developers, urban planners, architects, and government agencies—through the methods of the research and why this work is unique among neighborhood-level research currently being …

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