Friday, October 24, 2014

Mapping the New London

Whereabouts London is an experiment in redefining the boundaries of London neighborhoods based on how people live and not on the physical geography of where they live. Using data from a wide range of sources, including demographics, house prices and the availability of different amenities Whereabouts London creates neighborhoods from the similarities and distinctions between Londoners and their environments.

The new map of London which emerges using this taxonomy is a city of radial neighbourhoods. In the outer ring of London are the elderly, multi-car owning, house owners. In the centre we find the non-car owning, apartment renting young. In between we find those condemned to the hell of London for the sins of gluttony, lust and greed (I kid - although this new map of London does bear more than a passing resemblance to Dante's nine circles of Hell).

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