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PolicyMap in the Classroom - Dr. Carolina Reid

Dr. Carolina Reid shows her students how to use data and maps from PolicyMap to confirm their neighborhood research and surveys.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Published in: Education      
Source: www.slideshare.net


Transcripts - PolicyMap in the Classroom - Dr. Carolina Reid

  • 1. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats Carolina Reid Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley PolicyMap: Revealing Context and Contradiction in the Global City
  • 2. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats • A required “gateway” course for students in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies, and Sustainable Environmental Design • 80-100 undergraduates, usually Freshman/Sophomores • Introduction to the social, economic, and environmental challenges confronting contemporary cities, and the role of the environmental design professions in addressing those challenges – Three modules grounded in “sustainability” framework • Environmental (climate change and coastal shorelines) • Economic (changing modes of production) • Equity (community development: poverty, inequality, difference) ED4B: Global Cities Carolina Reid
  • 3. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats • Introduce students to the ways in which different forms of economic production (industrial, Fordist manufacturing, the “new” economy) shape the urban landscape – Agglomeration economies – Building types and uses, understanding what gets built where and why – Impact on labor force, neighborhood amenities Economic Module
  • 4. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats Dogpatch, San Francisco Neighborhood reveals a history of economic changes • Port location, early industry in SF, including gunpowder manufacturing • Became site for large-scale canning, steel production, shipping related industries • Experienced significant decline during 1970s
  • 5. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats Dogpatch, San Francisco • American Can Company • Large scale manufacturing, plant closed in 1969 • Today, provides spaces for 285 businesses ranging from architects to a bakery to artisanal chocolate production
  • 6. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats Dogpatch, San Francisco Economic shifts are changing the fabric of the neighborhood • Small business incubators that focus on light manufacturing, artisanal production • New restaurants and shops catering to an “elite” rather than working class clientele • A new light rail station connecting the neighborhood to other parts of the city
  • 7. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats • After field trip, students have to write a report about Dogpatch, drawing together the theoretical readings, the field trip (and their observations) and data • Learning objectives – Connect theory to reality – Build an understanding of the building blocks of planning data • Geographic scales (census tracts, counties) • Census variables • Elements of effective maps, conceptual understanding of layers – Become critical consumers of qualitative v. quantitative evidence Using PolicyMap
  • 8. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats Using PolicyMap Identify Brownfield Sites Identify Small Business Incubators Use socio-economic and demographic data to show how these economic changes are changing composition of neighborhood
  • 9. PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats PolicyMap in the Classroom #mapchats policymap.com/mapchats • Wide range of data variables make the platform adaptable to other neighborhoods/issue areas – E.g. Fruitvale “equity” module: immigration, health, food deserts • Intuitive interface coupled with excellent documentation of metadata overcomes the barrier of having to learn ArcGIS but not at the expense of rigor/accuracy • Reduces barriers to working with data – Students have so much fun with the “mapping” that they overcome the idea that they can’t do “statistics” Using PolicyMap