Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning
Stephanie Rosoff is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Associate Director of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Rosoff previously worked at NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy and as a Geographic Specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau. She received a B.A. in Geography at the University of Connecticut and a Master of Urban Planning at NYU Wagner.
Geographic Systems and Analysis
Understanding geographic relationships between people, land use, and resources is fundamental to planning. Urban planners routinely use spatial analysis to inform decision-making. This course will introduce students to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a tool to analyze and visualize spatial data. The course will emphasize the core functions of GIS: map making, data management, and spatial analysis. Students will learn cartographic best practices, how to find and create spatial data, spatial analysis methodology, and how to approach problem solving from a geographic perspective. Throughout the course, students will build a portfolio of professional quality maps and data visualizations.