Data Visualization

By Zef Egan, Claudia Tomateo and Karim Ahmed

The 2020 hurricane season and Winter Storm Uri contributed to changing underlying questions for infrastructure and climate resilience. We are no longer asking: How do we prepare for climate chaos? We are asking: How do we recover? And how can our recovery prepare us for future shocks.

By Zef Egan, Christopher Kennedy, Timon McPhearson and Luis Ortiz

This summer, while cities prepare for rising temperatures, heat waves, and a second wave of coronavirus, researchers at the Urban System Lab are thinking about the interrelated risks and just responses to extreme heat and COVID-19.

By Jimmy Pan

An examination of the shortcomings of visualizing big data in telling the story of COVID-19. Contributor Jimmy Pan interrogates some of the common platforms used, and a call for a more slow and empathetic approach to data visualization and design.

By Zef Egan, Zbigniew Grabowski and Veronica Olivotto

The current pandemic lays bare disparities in the precarity and quality of housing. Our ongoing analysis identifies strong relationships between housing precarity (defined as eviction rates, rent burden, and crowding) and vulnerability to Covid-19.