February 18, 2013

Mapping the City

Cities: Episode #2

Cities have individual identities, but many of them face similar problems, including unequal access to education, employment, and health services. Often, the solutions to these issues are as complex as their causes. Dr. William Tate, chair of the department of education at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the "geography of opportunity" and how researchers are able to illustrate their work through graphics in order to better reach and inspire local citizens. To see the interactive map that Dr. Tate describes, visit the St. Louis Regional Database Project.

image via WUSTL GIS Dept. audio free music archive: Through the city.