Efficient government. Profitable enterprise. Actionable intelligence.

Urban Spatial consults at the intersection of data science and public policy. We provide our clients with actionable intelligence that helps them efficiently allocate resources across space.

Featured Posts and Projects

Public Policy Analytics: Code & Context for Data Science in Government

I am so very excited at the official release of my book Public Policy Analytics – the first of its…

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An open source geospatial risk predictive framework for child maltreatment

Below is an executive summary. The full report and methodology can be accessed here. The full codebase can be accessed…

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Algorithmic fairness: A code-based primer for public-sector data scientists

Ken Steif, Ph.D Sydney Goldstein, M.C.P Check out the full report and codebase here. In the Spring of 2016, ProPublica…

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Services We Provide


With a deep knowledge of spatial econometrics, Urban Spatial specializes in extracting causal relationships from our client’s data. We help inform whether a given policy is relevant, effective and replicable.

Predictive Analytics

The true power of data lies in its ability to uncover the motivation of people and how they interact with the places they live, work and shop. Predictive modeling allows us to unlock these dynamics and use them to plan more effective resource allocation.

Policy Evaluation

Domain knowledge is paramount to the success of our projects and our background in city planning and urban economics provides us a foundation upon which we can move from insight to intervention.

Spatial Analysis

Our ability to analyze within and across spatial datasets allows us to derive targeted, placed-based intelligence.

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