This is a discussion whitepaper about reimagining both the technology and science of growth forecasting for population, housing, and employment for potentially any city around the globe.
This paper is a complete rethink of growth forecasting from the ground up. Growth forecasting is highly complex, and requires expertise from: statisticians, demographers, urban planners, economists, financial experts, transportation experts, developers, GIS professionals, data scientists, data visualization professionals and information technology professionals.
This whitepaper proposes a data science approach to the next generation of growth forecasting including predictive modelling that fits within a reimagined technology platform.
This thinking may lead to exploratory research into the proposed predictive modelling and a data science approach to address the problem of growth forecasting.
Steve Czajka is a Data Scientist, GIS/IT Professional (BES, OLS, OLIP) with over 20 years of experience in management, consulting, and development of leading edge ESRI based business solutions. Recognized for vision, innovation, creativity, enthusiasm, team motivation and a client focused approach. Managed an enterprise GIS for 14 years, Steve taught GIS at a University level for close to 10 years and has specialized in municipal government for over 15 years.