Planners today have access to unprecedented amounts of data on the built environment and the people who use it. These data come from a wide variety of sources ranging from traditional administrative data and survey data to emerging sources of passively-collected and crowdsourced data. By then end of this course, you will be able to confidently navigate unfamiliar datasets and create information that you can use to (1) improve your own understanding of places and spatial phenomena at the national, regional, and neighborhood scales and (2) communicate your ideas and conclusions to others. You will learn to create figures and maps that are appropriate for inclusion in reports, posters, and web-based presentations.
Please note this course will meet online through 9/15. After that, the class will meet on Zoom on Tuesdays and in-person on Thursdays. Please review the syllabus for more details.