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CASA Seminar Series: Adam Dennett, CASA

03 November 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

CASA Seminars

Adam Dennett, CASA: Stratifying and Predicting Patterns of Neighbourhood Change & and Gentrification - an Urban Analytics Approach. This event has been arranged by CASA the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

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About the talk

While recent debates have widely acknowledged gentrification’s varied manifestations, success in enumerating and disentangling the process and its defining features from other forms of neighbourhood change at-scale and across entire cities, has remained largely elusive. This paper addresses this gap and employs a novel, open and reproducible urban analytics approach to systematically examine the past and future trajectories of neighbourhood change using London, England, as a case-study example. Using suites of datasets relating to population, house prices and built environment development, the nature of gentrification’s mutations and its spatial patterns are extracted through a multi-stage data dimensionality reduction and classification methodology. Machine Learning is subsequently adopted to model gentrification’s observed trends and predict its future frontiers with interactive visualisation methods offering new insights into gentrification’s projected dynamics and geographies.

About the Speaker

Adam Dennett

Centre Director at CASA - UCL Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis

About the speaker

Professor Adam Dennett is Professor of Urban Analytics and Head of Department at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London. Adam is a geographer with diverse research interests which have included in recent years, population and migration, the geographies beer and brewing in urban areas and improving our data landscapes though crowd sourcing or synthetic data approaches. He has ongoing research interests in areas such as gentrification and neighbourhood change, residential mobilities, housing, urban health and retail modelling. Has a passion for open science, reproducible methods and for applied urban science to have real world impact through collaborative endeavours with urban governments


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