Emily Bowe | Urban research & design
Academic project
Work: Research, design, data collection, code
Location: New York, NY
Date: 2020

For my Advanced Web GIS class, I built a webpage that investigated the locations of consultants hired to complete comprehensive plans for the 50 largest cities in the United States. I began by finding the PDF of each city’s most recent comprehensive plan document and then began reading through to find the information I was looking for. From there, I was able to build a webmap that pulled in the data and was able to use a Leaflet plugin to show the locations of each consultant team connected to the city of the plan in question. I’m interested in using this data to look at the private planning industry in the United States and the way that this industry creates similarlies across urban policy in the US.

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