Using Open Data to Inform and Shape Preservation and Planning Processes

Date / Time

September 7, 2018

12:00 am

Using Open Data to Inform and Shape Preservation and Planning Processes
Date: Friday, September 7, 2018
Time: 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Conference Room 1, Lower Level of CUPPAH
Sponsored by: CUPPS (College of Urban Planning PhD Students)
Lunch provided!
No RSVP required
Emily Goldman’s dissertation examines a recent wave of 17 historic district designations in Central Brooklyn, after a quarter century of only two. Using mixed-methods, the research shows that the movement for designation had strong social justice components and significantly diversified the social landscape of preservation in New York City.
Emily will also talk about her recent work with the Civic Innovation Lab in the Office of the Manhattan Borough President, teaching CUNY students to analyze and interpret NYC open data, while helping community boards visualize pertinent datasets. Two developing studies emerge from this work, one on NYC 311, and another on changing methods for planning practitioners in the age of open data and civic technology.
About Emily Goldman
Emily Goldman completed her Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning at Cornell in January 2017. For two years, she has co-directed the Civic Innovation Lab, a joint program of the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, the City University of New York, and BetaNYC, which aims to strengthen community board decision-making with open data, maps, and tools. During her Ph.D., she served as Visiting Lecturer of GIS, and contributed to the department’s GIS curriculum for undergraduates and graduate students. Her dissertation examined a 21st century historic preservation movement in Brooklyn, New York using mixed-methods, including eight months of community-engaged research in Crown Heights North. Emily has a Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Planning from Cornell and worked at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission prior to starting her Ph.D. Bridging these interests, she views cities’ historic buildings as their most fundamental technology.
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