Housing Development in Boston    2017

This project was a study on recent investment trends in housing development in Boston, MA through qualitative analysis and mapping. Using building permit data for the city of Boston and the American Community Survey (ACS), I created maps to visualize hot spots in housing investments and trends in median rent increases throughout the city. This project was developed through a course titled “GIS and Spatial Analysis” at Brown University, taught by Parker VanValkenburgh.



DATA SOURCES: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, 2006-2010; American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, 2011-2015; City of Boston Approved Building Permits, 2009-2017

ADVISORS: Parker VanValkenburgh, Omar Alcover

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