Wednesday, June 29, 2016

6th Anniversary of Urban Demographics !

On this 25th of June I celebrated the 6th Anniversary of Urban Demographics blog. It has been a really valuable resource  of procrastination  as a personal repository of papers, maps and texts I find interesting. Thanks for all the readers \o/

Here are some stats that show a summary of the blog over the past year. Please, feel free to drop me a line with suggestions on how to improve the blog. If you have any criticisms, please direct them to this other blog here.

  • 153 posts, an average of 3 posts per week 
  • 40,088 visits, an average of 11 visits per day
  • 3,865 followers on Twitter
  • 1,834 likes on Facebook 
  • 275 rss subscribers



Where do readers come from? (170 Countries, or 4,513 Cities)
  1. United States (29.1%) 
  2. Brazil (14.3%) 
  3. United Kingdom (9.6%) 
  4. Germany (3.4%) 
  5. Canada (2.9%) 
  6. India (2.7%)
  7. other countries (38%) Not many readers in Siberia no Greenland though


Friday, June 24, 2016

Quick (and sad) note on Brexit

The Leave Vote was strongest in regions (1) most economically dependent on EU, and (2) with fewest migrants. via John Burn-Murdoch (more here)



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On my way to Brazil

The blog will be a little less active in the next few days as I'm flying to Brazil today.

I will be between Rio and Brasilia, where I'll be  hanging out with family and friends  discussing the transport legacy of the Olympic Games in Brazil and its impacts on urban accessibility and equity. In case you're also going to the WPSC conference, feel free to drop me a line or a tweet so we can chat over some caipirinhas at the conference.


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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My latest failed plot

Unintentionally creating abstract art in R using ggplot2. I fail my PhD, I'll try to sell my plots to an art gallery.


Monday, June 6, 2016

Visualizing globalization with shipping traffic lanes

via The Dunkeynesian


Friday, May 27, 2016

Commuting hinterland of major UK cities

Alasdair Rae (who has a great blog by the way) has posted a nice short collection of maps comparing the commuting hinterland of some major UK cities.