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slum prediction

Slum Prediction Model

PROJECT:
I used satellite images, analyzed through arcGIS, to study the spatial distribution of urban features in existing slums in India. I used this information to create a statistical model, with Stata, that predicts where urban slums may develop in the future. A predictive model is necessary because slums are formed through unplanned urban expansion. Predicting future slum locations and growth will allow policymakers, government officials, and NGOs to create a plan, whether it is through affordable housing, healthcare, education or basic infrastructure such as plumbing, for urban growth.The project was done into two parts, a macro exploration that looked at India as a whole and a micro exploration that looked at a subsection of Mumbai.

FINAL PROJECT:
Dec 2014

SKILLS:
ArcGIS
Stata
Graphic Design
Research