Stephanie Rosoff

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning

Stephanie Rosoff

Stephanie Rosoff is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the Director of Data Analytics at the NYU Furman Center, where she coordinates the Center’s data analysis activities. Previously, Stephanie was Associate Director of Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. While at the NY Fed, Stephanie’s research focused on trends in consumer and small business credit. Stephanie also served as a Geographic Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, helping to implement the 2010 decennial census. Stephanie has a B.A. in Geography from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Urban Planning from NYU Wagner.

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.

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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.

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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.

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In this hands-on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course students will learn to work with the leading mapping software, ArcGIS.  Class and homework exercises will focus on methods of preparing, analyzing, visualizing/mapping a variety of urban planning data, crime data, and data on emergency/disaster impacts and more.  They will also learn to save and share the maps they create, and the analysis results, in both printed form and on the internet.

Throughout this Introduction to GIS course students will be working with data that will be supplied by Prof. Naphtali but they will also learn to search for and download GIS data from various internet sites.

By the end of this GIS course, students will have a solid understanding of how GIS maps and ArcGIS tools can be used to visualize and analyze real-world features, to discover patterns in data, to obtain information and to communicate it with others using maps in printed form and on the internet.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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