UMBC’s Graduate Program in Geographic Information Systems Presents a Webinar On Near Repeat Analysis in Urban and Housing Problems

UMBC’s Graduate Programs in Geographic Information Systems invites the community to attend a webinar presented by Ron Wilson from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development—“Using Near Repeat Analysis for Measuring Urban and Housing Problems: Two Examples to Address Government-related Problems.”

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Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 24, 2013

UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program will hold a webinar on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET. Presented by Ron Wilson from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the webinar will emphasize “Using Near Repeat Analysis for Measuring Urban and Housing Problems: Two Examples to Address Government-related Problems.”

Near repeat analysis is an emerging spatial approach used to measure the spread of crime. The theoretical underpinning of near repeat research is geographic, as the First Law of Geography holds that objects or events closer to each other are more similar than those further away. This research is exploring the application of near repeat analysis to two urban and housing and problems that exhibit differing geographic cluster patterns, which are the:

1. Spread of foreclosures; and
2. Concentration of Housing Choice Voucher Program participants.

With these two examples, the webinar will highlight the underlying geographic principles that permit the transfer of the near repeat concept to housing, urban development, and other social science disciplines to derive a new avenue of research about their underlying processes. This research will also make use of the near repeat results with other spatial analysis techniques to extend the research for further insight. The research will also produce enhanced policy insights for mitigation, monitoring and investigation these problems.

There is no charge for this webinar. If interested in attending, please RSVP online.


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