Poverty and Organizational Density

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Regency D (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Mario Small , University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The experience of poverty varies from city to city, influenced by neighborhood factors such as commercial activity, access to transportation and social services, and other facets of organizational density. New sources of information, ranging from open city data to detailed, high-resolution imagery from commercial mapping services, provide new opportunities to compare the experience of the poor among multiple cities, in turn informing cities and service providers toward optimal decision-making about policies, investment, or other interventions.