Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Upcoming Events

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

From Spatial to Platial Data Science

Data Visualization lecture

Grant McKenzie of McGill University will discuss how geographic information science has pushed beyond “spatial” to incorporate non-explicitly geospatial contextual data.

Past Events

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

S4 GIS Institute

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

This two-week course will focus on visualization, management, and analysis of geographic data. Participants will refine and/or develop research questions with Brown University faculty.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Environmental Justice in the Post-Industrial Landscape

Thomas Marlow, Winner of 2019 S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize, Brown University

Marlow will present his research on Providence manufacturing geography that shows the influence of race, class, and land-use history on environmental inequality.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Exploring Application of Spatial Analysis in Urban and Public Policy Research

Adriano Borges Costa, Visiting Scholar, Brown University

Costa will present his research using historical GIS data to investigate the relationship between transportation policy decisions and the formation of São Paulo's peripheral area.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

GIS Institute Presentations

Participants in the GIS Institute will present their projects as the culmination of the intensive two-week GIS Institute that focuses on visualization, management, and analysis of geographic data.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

GIS Institute begins

January 7-18, 2019

An intensive two-week course focused on visualization, management, and analysis of geographic data.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Segregation in Nineteenth-Century Mumbai

Sukriti Issar, Assistant Professor of Sociology, OSC, Sciences Po, Paris

Issar will explore cross-religious property transactions and the diversity of micro-spatial areas in early nineteenth-century Mumbai.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

S4 2018 Summer GIS Institute Conference

Participants in the GIS Institute will present their research projects

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

GIS Institute

An intensive two-week course focused on visualization, management, and analysis of geographic data. May 21-June 1.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

City Minimum Wages

Jorge Pérez Pérez, PhD candidate in Economics, Brown University

Pérez Pérez will present his research on the effects of changes in the minimum wage. His paper was selected for the 2018 S4 Graduate Student Paper Prize.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Characterizing the spatial structure of U.S. metropolitan employment using LODES data

Robert Manduca, doctoral candidate, Harvard University

Manduca will address a core question in urban planning and urban economics that concerns the extent to which urban employment is monocentric, polycentric, or diffuse.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4), Special Events

Scott Allard – Places in Need: The Changing Geography of Poverty

Panelists Roberto Gonzales, Margaret Weir, and Michael White

Discussion of Allard’s recent book will include PSTC Faculty Associate Michael White as a panelist. Book signing and reception to follow. 

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

S4 Postdoc Mini Talks

Joseph Danko, Daniel Schleith, and Eric Seymour

Three postdocs will present their current spatial research.

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Geography and GIS: Questions on Discipline and Innovation

Matt Wilson, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Kentucky

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Mostly Pointless Spatial Econometrics

Henry Overman, Professor of Economic Geography, London School of Economics

Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4)

Urban transportation in India: Mobility and accessibility

Adam Storeygard, PSTC alumnus, Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University