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.
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.
Video The Durham Neighborhoods Team discusses their work with Durham Neighborhood Compass
Article Mapping a Changing City With Data
- John Killeen, Project Manager, Durham Neighborhood Compass, Neighborhood Improvement Services, City of Durham
- Olga Kozlova, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University Economics Department
- Anna Vivian, Duke University Physics, Art History
- Vinai Oddijaru, Duke University Statistical Science
- Public Policy
- Environmental Science
- Public Health