Using data of total cases per zip code from the NYC Department of Health as of 1 April 2020, I created a map in QGIS to illustrate the geographic distribution and concentration of COVID-19 cases. What are your observations on the geographic spread and concentration of COVID-19 in the city? Share your thoughts below. This entry is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
Last Fall semester 2019, over 30 students of GEG 260 Urban Geography at the College of Staten Island (CSI) conducted a fieldwork using spatial ethnography and co-produced a podcast series on the topic of “sense of place”. The fieldwork was designed as an introduction to ethnography as a methodology to understand the city. Each student was tasked to choose a specific place in their neighborhood and carry out participant observation, paying attention to the “sense of place” and “rules of place”, concepts they learned in the classroom.