Here at the Team366 Blog, we are kind of hung up on numbers and stats. While they don’t provide a fool proof way to prognosticate on the future, stats certainly do give us a very clear picture of what happened.
Trulia recently threw out a nifty tool on their site called hindsight. And while hindsight is usually 20/20, this tool is only as good as the public records information that Trulia can get their hands on. Here’s the link to the hindsight timelapse of “Urban Decline in Detroit.”
When will they get the Ann Arbor area’s housing datab ase up and running? It will be intriguing to see the pattern of growth around the universities and the manufaturing plants outside of Ypsilanti.
This kind of “mashup” of data and web 2.0 visualization, while seemingly mundane, could give city planners an insight into the growth patterns of their cities. Match the growth with the major events in the region and a pattern could begin to present itself.
Neato stuff, regardless.