February 2017 Grant Winners
Workshop: Translation and Encoding for the Making and Knowing Project
PI: Pamela Smith
General Audience Summary
This award is for a workshop in Toulouse, France, in June 2017 to be held in conjunction with ongoing research at the Center for Science and Society at Columbia University, the Making and Knowing Project. The fourth workshop will reconvene international experts, project team members, and returning doctoral students to implement protocol for the complete digital markup/encoding and the accurate translation of the manuscript and accompanying resources. Outcomes of this workshop will form the final dataset to be hosted by Columbia Libraries.
Doctoral Dissertation Research in Economics: Urban Transit Infrastructure and the Growth of Cities
PI: Donald Davis; Co-PI: Sun Kyoung Lee
This project investigates how the provision of urban transportation infrastructure affect growth within cities and property values. Transportation infrastructure may produce growth and a rise in property values, but the latter may also lead to transportation projects. To address these issues, the investigator exploits a unique historical setting in the introduction of the mass-public transit infrastructure in New York City, and further creates novel datasets. These new datasets provide a very high level of geographic resolution and enable the study of spatial economic interactions at a similarly high level of resolution within the city.