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John Lauermann

Associate Professor


I am an Associate Professor in the School of Information and Faculty Director of the Spatial Analysis and Visualization Initiative (SAVI). My research uses GIS to map the impact of extreme inequality in US cities, on topics such as gentrification, housing, and mega-projects. I have published two books and over 20 peer reviewed articles, in journals such as Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Journal of the American Planning Association, and Progress in Human Geography. At the School of Information, I teach courses in GIS and information visualization. I also coordinate the Advanced Certificate in Spatial Analysis and Design. At SAVI, my team uses GIS to understand urban communities and design to tell visual stories with data. The center supports GIS research and education at Pratt, and provides mapping services for clients in New York.

Ph.D. Geography, Clark University