2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Will Urban Kale Farmers Invade Your Neighborhood?

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St

We need a new way of looking at gentrification. While the ongoing cycle of boom and bust is well documented, research on gentrification often relies on data that take years to collect. With the amount of information currently available, we no longer need to wait so long. Scott Wolf will explain how he’s tracking urban development by using a broad set of open data sources. Geospatial data combined with data on bellwethers such as small business growth can predict the more intricate aspects of gentrification and neighborhood life cycles in semi-real time. Learn the triggers of change and note the differences between cities and neighborhoods.

Hashtags: #sxsw #gentrify


Scott Wolf at SXSW

Scott Wolf

Data Science Lead


Scott Wolf is a data scientist in the analytics group at Huge. Prior to joining Huge, he spent five years as a market research analyst. Scott earned his Ph.D from the University of North Carolina a...

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