Mapping US Urban Demographics with Social Explorer

When:
March 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
2017-03-21T14:00:00-04:00
2017-03-21T15:00:00-04:00
Where:
CURVE, Library South
Cost:
Free

Starting with this short New York Times article about urban poverty – “Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues” – we will use Social Explorer to map the current and historical demographic statistics references in the article. This will be followed by a demonstration of mapping inequality and race in Atlanta. Finally, we will conclude with a brief discussion of how Social Explorer’s demographic data mapping features can be used for both teaching and research.

Prerequisites: make sure to read “Sparkling and Blighted, Convention Cities Spotlight Ignored Urban Issues” article before the workshop.