11.524 | Fall (H2) 2023

Spatial Statistics Workshop

Department of Urban Studies and Planning , Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Tu Th 10:30-12:30 (Lecture)
Undergrad | Graduate
2-2-2 Units


Spatial Statistics, Data Science



The broad availability of spatial data on and in cities means that planners can paint pictures of both what is where and what was where, when with an unprecedented level of detail. However, where questions often produce more questions than answers. Maps are evocative, but they are unable to answer questions that are crucially important to planners: how are phenomena interrelated, clustered, and interdependent? Spatial statistics offer one analytical approach for getting at these complex questions that are often key to understanding urban environments.