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Friday, October 19, 2012

Mapping the dimensions of suburbanisms

Sample map of Toronto's built-form/commute-mode dimension.

Pablo Mendez (University of British Columbia) offers an analytical writeup to accompany the most recent contribution to the Atlas data: a series of 69 maps covering 23 cities visualizing 3 sets of socioeconomic data themes. The result: a compelling set of data-rich maps showing interesting and surprising patterns of suburbanism across Canada.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Estimating Canada's suburban population

Suburban nature of Toronto rendered in Google Earth, using Gordon’s “Transportation” method.

A team led by Professor David Gordon at Queen’s University estimates that up to two-thirds of Canadians may be living in suburban areas. They use Statistics Canada data to designate neighbourhoods as suburban or urban based on density and commuting patterns. Findings are presented in visually intriguing ways using a combination of census maps and Google Earth.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Continuity & Change: Elvin Wyly on suburbs

Elvin Wyly giving his presentation.

Elvin Wyly explains preliminary findings from our analysis of suburbanisms using Statistics Canada spatial and micro-data files.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vancouver: Gender of Work

Elvin Wyly's Gender of Work in Vancouver poster.

Elvin Wyly, University of British Columbia (UBC), offers a geospatial analysis of the gender of work in Vancouver.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Commuter rail transit in the suburbs

A map of a global suburb - socio-spatial organization around rail transit.

Robert Walter-Joseph, University of Waterloo, maps the transit serviced areas in Toronto and Vancouver.

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