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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 analyzes how social inequality shapes the landscape of American 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 analyze urban communities and design to tell visual stories with data. The center supports geospatial research and education at Pratt, and provides mapping services for community partners in New York.

Ph.D. Geography, Clark University