Rebecca Louie, Author at General Assembly Blog

About Rebecca Louie

Rebecca Louie is the Copy Lead at General Assembly. As a lifestyle and entertainment journalist, her work has appeared in a broad range of print and online publications. She is also the author of the book Compost City: Practical Composting Know-How for Small Space Living and founder of TheCompostess.com.

How Data Maps Reveal Inequality and Equity in Atlanta

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Housing Map of Atlanta provided by Neighborhood Nexus.

Map of Atlanta provided by Neighborhood Nexus.

Mapping the communities of tomorrow requires a hard look at the topographies of today. Mike Carnathan, project director at Neighborhood Nexus, synthesizes big data into visual stories that chart the social, political, and economic conditions across the city of Atlanta. Part data miner, part cultural cartographer, Carnathan creates demographic maps that local leaders, advocates, and everyday citizens use to help understand and change their lives.

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