David Newcomb

San Francisco Bay Area
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Deconstructing The Women's March

Deconstructing The Women's March

A few weekends ago, across the U.S. and across the world, women marched and protested against the misogyny of Donald Trump. It comes as no surprise that, within the U.S., these

Do We Ever Leave Our Political Bubbles?

Do We Ever Leave Our Political Bubbles?

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election left people on both sides of the political aisle very surprised. Many media outlets, pollsters and political predictors hadn’t seen it coming. Since then, several articles

How the U.S. Goes to Work

How the U.S. Goes to Work

From the 1950s onward, the U.S. has been a nation of car commuters. Our country developed alongside the rise of the automobile and the present-day urban geography reflects the car's influence. With

City Spotlight: Think you know Dallas?

City Spotlight: Think you know Dallas?

History Dallas is "the city without a reason to exist," the city that built itself up from its bootstraps. Thanks to the determined grit of early settlers, Dallas had the chance to thrive.

Making Sense of the Census: Polygons

Making Sense of the Census: Polygons

The U.S. Census Bureau provides a very intricate and sometimes unstructured hierarchy of geospatial geometries that link back to the U.S. demographic data. This post dives deeper into the geometries or

Neighborhood Data Landscape: Geometry

Neighborhood Data Landscape: Geometry

IntroWhat neighborhood related datasets are openly available, how good are they, and how can I use them? These are essential questions for any project looking to use or understand neighborhoods. This first of

Super Tuesday: Trump goes down in Texas ?

Super Tuesday: Trump goes down in Texas ?

The data scientists at CITYDATA.ai have conjured up their analytical super powers to make bold predictions for Super Tuesday. Today’s the day. Can anyone take down Trump? Will Bernie's populist revolution

What defines a Neighborhood?

What defines a Neighborhood?

Pinpointing the composition, coordinates, and concept of a single neighborhood is a tough proposition. To understand these elements, we need more than simple data collection - we need a philosophical and sociological approach