CUR's website provides free access to many of the data sets, maps, and research findings we have prepared over the years. Click on the links below to read descriptions of our work, view data and maps online, and download our materials for use in your own projects. Contact us if you have any questions or would like us to provide customized services for you.
CUR has mapped the statistics on eligible voters for redistricted New York State Senate and Assembly districts, as a resource for the September 13, 2012 primary and in advance of the November general election.
CUR has mapped the statistics on eligible voters for redistricted New York State Congressional districts, as a resource for the June 2012 primary and in advance of the November general election.
Our interactive redistricting map visualizes how current State Senate, Assembly, and Congressional districts compare with proposed lines. Now updated with district plans from LATFOR and the US District Court for March 2012.
Links to online resources about the 2010 Census data for New York and the nation.
The Census Bureau today published the official 2010 Census population counts. Maps and data from CUNY's Center for Urban Research reveal which districts would need to be reshaped to add or reduce population based on these numbers.
The Census Bureau announced that New York State will lose 2 congressional districts based on the 2010 Census (from 29 to 27). Maps and data from CUNY's Center for Urban Research show which districts would need to be redistricted.
The latest Census Bureau population estimates for NY State legislative districts (covering the 2005-09 period) have important implications for redistricting in the New York State Assembly and Senate. CUNY's Center for Urban Research maps and analysis show why.
In Spring and Summer 2010, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority made great strides in providing public access to data about subway and bus routes and stops, schedules, service updates, and more. The CUNY Mapping Service has converted the files provided by MTA to geographic information system (GIS) format for use in mapping and spatial analysis applications.
Results of analyzing participation rates in the 2010 Census as of April 28, focused on analyzing the impact of replacement census forms, as well as the characteristics of areas that will be the focus of door-to-door census enumeration activity.
Results of analyzing participation rates in the 2010 Census as of April 20, with an emphasis on areas that will be the focus of door-to-door census enumeration activity starting in May.
Results of analyzing participation rates in the 2010 Census as of April 13 at the tract and county levels nationwide, including a new analysis of improvement over 2000 Census participation for counties and tracts (city by city).
Results of analyzing participation rates in the 2010 Census as of April 6 at the tract and county levels nationwide, including an examination in major cities.
Results of analyzing participation rates in the 2010 Census at the tract and county levels nationwide.
The Census 2010 Hard to Count maps pinpoint areas across the country that will likely be difficult to enumerate in 2010. The map also displays why each area will be hard to count, and provides several overlays such as real-time Twitter feeds.
Maps and analysis of voting results for the 2008 presidential election in New York City.
The Long Island Index now has a new and powerful interactive mapping feature for its website. The CUNY Mapping Service developed the new feature, making data about Long Island come alive using innovative mapping tools displaying local and regional trends in revealing ways.
The CUNY Mapping Service at CUR can match your lists of street addresses with Census geography, administrative and legislative districts, and property information.
The Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS) website provides the richest source of community maps for New York City -- free and all in one place. It helps nonprofits, community groups, educators, students, public agencies, and local businesses develop a better understanding of their environment with interactive maps of open spaces, property information, transportation networks, and more.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2008. Maps showing current conditions and trends in employment, firms, and wages in detailed industry sectors (NAICS) from 2000-2006 by county and ZIP Code in the New York metropolitan area.
Presentation by CUR's John Mollenkopf at an April 2007 conference co-sponsored by the Drum Major Institute and Baruch College's School of Public Affairs to discuss whether the middle class dream can survive in New York. Other speakers included former Governor Mario Cuomo and NYC Comptroller William Thompson.
The American Community Survey releases population estimates on an annual basis at the level of census-defined Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). In a project for the Long Island-based Hagedorn Foundation, we were asked to estimate Hispanic population by legislative district (state and county). We used demographic methods to distribute the PUMA Latino population over Census Blocks, then aggregated the blocks by legislative district. This summary describes our approach.
This Federal Reserve Bank paper co-written by CUR's Joseph Pereira provides an in-depth look at the city’s newest foreign-born residents.
This Federal Reserve Bank paper co-written by CUR's Joseph Pereira provides an analysis of upstate New York’s foreign-born residents, and suggests that they contribute to the region’s human capital in important ways.
Links to recent books and other publications written, edited, or produced by the Center for Urban Research, as well educational presentations and workshops.
The NYCLMIS' Introduction to New York City Green Jobs defines the green economy, identifies local industries that are most closely involved in it, defines green jobs, distinguishes new jobs from old jobs that require new skills, gives examples of green jobs likely to grow in New York City, and outlines the major factors that will affect the future demand for green jobs.
The American Community Survey 2005-09 is a massive dataset, best managed in a full-fledged relational database management system. Using the Census-supplied data dictionary, we created SQL scripts to create the table shells and import the data into PostgreSQL, a widely-used open source RDBMS.