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Diagnosing Urban Design

April 10, 2013

Diagnosing Urban Design
In this follow-up interview to our “Sloth: Is Your City Making You Fat?” event, Dr. Mariela Alfonzo, a research fellow in urban and regional planning at NYU-Poly and founder of State of Place, discusses the application of statistical analysis to the study of urban design and public health.


Dr. Alfonzo is a research fellow in urban and regional planning at NYU-Poly and the founder of State of Place, a diagnostic tool for determining the walkability of a place in relation to economic indicators to inform evidence-based policy decisions.