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Cook County Housing Stock Composition

Cook County Housing Stock Composition
Project website
Custom mapping, TileMill training
DePaul Institute for Housing Studies
June 2014

We communicated research about the Chicago area housing market through an interactive map that earned national media attention.

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DataMade hosted several training sessions for DePaul Institute for Housing Studies staff on working with TileMill, a studio for creating interactive maps with geospatial data.

DePaul staff then created their own map tiles showing housing stock composition for Cook County, which DataMade used to create a customized map interface for browsing and sharing this rich information.

Shortly after launch, the site was featured on the Washington Post Wonkblog and WBEZ, and continues to get significant recurring traffic today.


What the foreclosure crisis looks like in urban neighborhoods with few single-family homes
Emily Badger, The Washington Post Wonkblog

Digitally mapping Chicago’s housing stock
Geoff Smith interview on WBEZ Tech Shift