Graphic on Housing price for Washington DC area WP

This is an interesting interactive graphic on home sales in the DC area. A metro area, because of the strong economy, had one of the smallest bubbles. The NW and central city ( I mean DC part of the DC metro area) was least effected.  Probably due to many young professionals (mostly white) moving into the city because of bad traffic in the suburbs and a better night life. The already wealthy areas in the NW suburbs the increases were real from 2000 to 2005 and was not just part of the Bubble. The African American population has plummeted the last decade from near 70 percent of DC to close to 50 percent.

About Matthew Mulbrandon

I really like maps, as I am a geographer, and with the help of my more artistic partner I make cool maps. My focus in work and education has been centred on urban problems particularly housing and transportation. I have built and am working on several agent-based housing models. I am also interested in developing innovative ways to combat urban congestion using buses and electric kick scooters. Also it has led me to more theoretical pursuits such as how we determine if a model or methodology is sound (epistemology). How individuals relate to their social and built environment and their resulting interactions (social theory). Cities and really all our institutions are made of people with all their issues, virtues, and dreams and cannot be discounted when examining policy or predicting behaviours.

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