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Collecting and Measuring Physical Urban Blight and how it Correlates with Crime Applying Innovative Geospatial Technology

Authors: Michael Leitner*, Louisiana State University
Topics: Spatial Analysis & Modeling, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Applied Geography
Keywords: Urban blight; crime; spatial video; geo-narrative; skin-conductive wristband; Baton Rouge;
Session Type: Paper
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Urban blight describes disordered neighborhoods in urban areas characterized by the deterioration of properties and the environment and by social and economic problems. This research discusses innovative geospatial technology, including spatial video, geo-narratives, and skin-conductive wristbands, to collect objective and subjective indicators of physical urban blight and how physical urban blight correlates with crime. The study area selected for this research are five different neighborhoods in the city of Baton Rouge, LA, with varying degrees of crime rates.

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