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The following is a transcript for a podcast as part of the series called “Viewpoints on Resilient and Equitable Responses to the Pandemic” produced by Center for Urban and Regional Studies. In March 2020, the New York Times reported on a smartphone application that is being rolled out in Hangzhou, China in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alipay Health Code, as China’s official news media has called the system, is a project by the local government with the help of e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Pattern recognition

In 2018, as I was setting up this website, I had a conversation about land suitabilty analysis over email with Lew Hopkins, who was my doctoral advisor when I was at Illinois. I want to capture this conversation on this site, as a caveat, instead of sitting in my Inbox. The emails are slightly edited. Lew, I am in the process of getting some blog posts up regarding planning methods and I was imagining writing one about land suitability analysis.

Creating urban landscape metrics

Land Suitability Analysis using Multi Criteria Decision Making



How does infrastructure or lack of affect urban development along the coast

Machine learning techniques to identify irregular settlements

Why do public and private organisations plan? When? How are the plans used?

The interactions between land use, transportation, environment and energy systems

Managing urban water infrastructure with new data driven approaches and institutional change

Novel measures of urban demographic, economic and morphological indicators

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Transportation energy consumption in the United States and its relation to urban form

The role of federalism in urban development


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Short courses

From time to time, I offer short courses with differing durations. Stay tuned for updates.