Articulating strategies to address heat resilience through the Salvation Army Metro Phoenix utility assistance data
- Tuesday 3 November 2020
- 16:00 – 17:00 (GMT)
- Online GET DIRECTIONS
Dr Qunshan Zhao, Lecturer in Urban Analytics at UBDC and Urban Studies at the University of Glasgow, will present this talk as part of the SAD Seminar Series 2020.
Long-term community resilience, which privileges a long view look at chronic, slow-moving issues affecting communities, has begun to draw more attention from researchers and policymakers. In Phoenix, resilience to heat is both a necessity and a way of life. Residents heavily rely on air conditioning but pay for the electricity to keep homes cool can be expensive for many low-income individuals and families. To better understand the utility assistance landscape in the Phoenix metropolitan area, we created a collaborative team of individuals from the university and the Salvation Army to articulate insights about systemic efficiencies and efficacies, from a data-informed perspective. Our collaborative research confirms that minority groups (African American and Native American) disproportionately require assistance. Meanwhile, 30% of the travel time and distance to intake interviews could be saved by switching from zip code-based assignment systems to address-based assignment systems.
SAD 2020 - the Spatial Analytics + Data Seminar Series
An international showcase to the best scholarship involving geography and data co-sponsored by Newcastle University, University of Bristol & the Alan Turing Institute.
From segregation and social networks to machine learning and movement, the Spatial Analytics + Data seminar series is a place for dialogue among scholars united by interest in geographic data & spatial analysis, as well as a platform for cutting-edge methods and thinking in spatial social science.
Registration for this online event is available via Eventbrite.