Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
Justin Hollanders Research into Big Data for Urban Planning
1/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
UEP Professor Justin Holland was recently mentioned in the "At Lincoln House" blog for his working paper on using the social media data from Twitter to compare cities growing and shrinking with regards to public attitudes. Examining 50 shrinking and 50 growing cities, collecting more than 300,000 tweets over two months, they found no significant difference in the attitudes of residents in shrinking cities and growing cities. "At Lincoln House" is the blog of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The posting is available here.
Julian Agyeman on Sharing Cities Article in Boston Globe
1/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
UEP Professor Julian Agyeman was recently featured in the Boston Globe regarding creating smart sharing cities that focus communally rather than economically. Looking at how innovative applications like AirBnB and Uber can cause disruption in cities, he calls for a more social and physical world sharing as we do with share on social media. online. The article is available here.
UEP Receives $100,000 Research Grant from the City of New York
12/29/2015 12:00:00 AM

UEP Associate Professor Justin Hollander recently won a competitive research grant through the New York City Department of Design and Construction, receiving $100,000 in funds to support UEP student Research Assistantships and travel. The project will involve primary data collection around ways that New York can improve the health and well-being of those who work in or visit public buildings in the city, using Big Data analytic techniques Prof. Hollander has developed in his Urban Attitudes Lab, and psychological methods that build on his recent book, "Cognitive Architecture".