MHC 250/Seminar 4:
Shaping the Future of New York City
Topics: Transit; Github Site
Deadline: Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:59pm
New York City Open Data
We will use a data set from OpenData NYC
Download the files in CSV format:
Since the files are not that large (and lack easy-to-filter boundaries like zipcodes), we will use the entire file.
- What is currently being built in your neighborhood? Use YIMBY or city resources to locate recent projects. Look at 3 three recent projects. Do they fit into the current zoning? Why or why not?
- #1: Submit your paragraph as a .pdf file.
- In the readings for this week, Crane, 2007 found that commuting times for women are increasing and converging towards those of men, while
Vance's survey suggests that women, especially those of color, have the longest commute times. Both cite data to support their conclusions. Explain the seemingly contradictory conclusions using citations from the text.
- #2: Submit your paragraph as a .pdf file.
- Using folium, make a map of the NYC Subway data set (see above). Your map should:
- have a marker for subway location in the data set, and
- a popup with the name of the station and line.
- #3: Submit your Python program as a .py file.
- #4: Submit your map as either a zipped .html or as a screenshot (.png or .jpg) file.
- Create a github page for your neighborhood.
Submit on Blackboard:
- If you haven't done so already, set up a repository for your neighborhood project (see the getting started tutorials from Classwork 3 on how to set up a repository).
- Follow through the options for setting up a page for your project (right under the "Ready to get started?).
- Start including the pieces for this weeks' homework in your neighborhood page:
- the name of the neighborhood,
- the outline of the neighborhood (the .json file you created in the previous classwork for Homework 5),
- the basic demographics & statistics from the Homework 1,
- the top ten for parking tickets (by licence plate) from Homework 2,
- the biggest 311 complaints from Homework 3,
- the map of where 311 complaints occurred from Homework 4.
- #5: Submit the URL to your project on github.
- #6: Submit a screenshot of your project as a .png or .jpg file.
- Project Proposal: Write a short abstract of what your project will focus: neighborhood, topic, types of data needed, possible sources of data. Your proposal should include:
- Names of team members,
- Group statement: Proposed topics or questions your team would like to address,
- Group statement: What data sets you plan to use (must use at least 2 distinct data sets per team member in meaningful ways in your project), and
- Group statement: What techniques and tools you are thinking about using,
- Each team member: Your personal interest in this topic (why are you a part of this team?), and
- Each team member: How you plan to contribute to the effort, that is, on what particular aspect of the project you will be take the lead.
To submit your homework, log on to the Blackboard system, and go to "Homework". For each part of the homework, there is a separate input box. You may submit the homework as many times as you would like before the deadline.