Published: April 13, 2023

This project hopes to increase the visibility of the marginal population globally by developing tools that help to see how informal settlements change over time globally. Students will develop updated and historical maps of informal settlement locations in 30 cities, upload newly created data in the Atlas of Infomality, and create data to train a temporal training model for automatizing of identification of informal settlements using historical imagery. The selected student team will be housed within the community of undergraduate researchers in the center for Community Engagement, Design, and Research (CEDaR). In addition, students will participate in training, workshops, and resulting publications.

30 Cities informal settlements Jota Samper

Research assistantship

Research assistants (RA) participate in research design, data collection, analysis, writing, and presenting. As a CEDaR RA, you will gain mentorship in theories and methods of community-engaged design, while tackling social and environmental issues.

Contact  Nathan Paul Jones, Internship Director.

This research project is sponsored by an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) grant  from the Office of undergraduate education