Durham Neighborhoods

Project Summary

Anna Vivian (Physics, Art History) and Vinai Oddiraju (Stats) spent ten weeks working closely with the director of the Durham Neighborhood Compass. Their goal was to produce metrics for things like ambient stress and neighborhood change, to visualize these metrics within the Compass system, and to interface with a variety of community stakeholders in their work.

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Project Results

The team analyzed business and housing data and proposed several metrics of neighborhood change. They presented their findings in community meetings and to elected Durham officials. They are currently developing an R Shiny app that will incorporate their metrics into the current Compass user interface.

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Article Is Durham's Revival Pricing Some Longtime Residents Out?

Video The Durham Neighborhoods Team discusses their work with Durham Neighborhood Compass

 

Article Mapping a Changing City With Data https://ssri.duke.edu/news/mapping-changing-city-data

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Disciplines Involved

  • Public Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • Economics
  • History
  • Public Health

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