Category Archives: CANVAS
Through the years, we have done a fair amount of work to collect and validate measures of neighborhood physical disorder – urban deterioration – using our CANVAS/Google Street View system. Neighborhood disorder is controversial construct and measure, not only because … Continue reading
In 2013, an estimated 70 000 pedestrians were injured or killed by motor vehicles in the United States. In New York City more pedestrians than vehicle occupants have been killed by motor vehicles each year since at least 1910. Pedestrian … Continue reading
We recently published three papers describing our use of Google Street View to conduct ‘virtual-audits’ to collect observational data on neighborhood characteristic and conditions. A long established approach to collecting data on neighborhood conditions is to send trained observers to … Continue reading
While most of our work to date has been concerned with physical activity, obesity and asthma, the built environment can also shape injury risk. Nearly 5,000 pedestrians in the U.S. are killed by motor vehicles ever year, and a small … Continue reading
Out of the 643 entries submitted to the Knight Foundation News Challenge, our project “Open CANVAS: A Web Application Harnessing Google Street View to Collect and Share Data on Neighborhoods” was one of the 40 projects selected as finalists. Each … Continue reading
Our Entry for the Knight News Challenge: How can we harness data and information for the health of communities?
We entered a project into the Knight News Foundation Challenge: How can we harness data and information for the health of communities? Our proposal is to further develop our CANVAS: Street View project and make it available to researchers, agencies … Continue reading