By Geoff Boeing
Geoff Boeing is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Director of USC’s Urban Data Lab. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics and Planning at Northeastern University. Boeing received his Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoc in Berkeley’s Urban Analytics Lab.
Boeing’s research revolves around city planning, urban form, data science, and urban informatics. Recent projects have focused on 1) the nature and character of urban street networks around the world, and 2) how spatial technologies and their data shape housing markets and our understanding of affordability. Boeing’s recent research has been published in journals across scientific and policy disciplines, including the Journal of the American Planning Association, Applied Network Science, Geographical Analysis, Transactions in GIS, Environment and Planning A, Environment and Planning B, Frontiers in Neurology, and Urban Design International.
Boeing has recently presented his research at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and in plenary/keynote addresses at the American Association of Geographer’s annual meeting and the Architect of the Future conference. His research has been shortlisted by the Information Is Beautiful Awards and the NetSci Visualization Awards and covered by Forbes, Slate, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Boston Globe, and various other media outlets. Boeing has served as a consultant for several planning, policymaking, and public health organizations.