Traffic and Speeding During The Pandemic – The Sound of Ideas – WCPN (Cleveland Public Radio)

On May 18th,I was a guest on the WCPN Cleveland Public Radio show the Sound of Ideas.  We talk about the evidence of increased speeding in Ohio during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more broadly about the current opportunity to rethink how we use street space in our cities:

WCPN (Cleveland) – The Sound of Ideas: Traffic and Speeding During The Pandemic


Why faster geographic information is not always smarter

New publication: Miller, H.J. (2020) “GIScience, fast and slow – Why faster geographic information is not always smarter,” Progress in Human Geography, 44, 129-138.

Geospatial Data for Healthy Places: Building Environments for Active Living Through Opportunistic GIScience

On September 19 2019, I gave a lecture in the Methods: Mind the Gap Webinar Series of the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention (ODP): Geospatial data for healthy places: Building environments for active living through opportunistic GIScience.  A video of the lecture and slides is posted here

In this lecture, I discuss the role of geospatial technologies and data in facilitating quasi and natural experiments about built environment factors that encourage active living.   I also extend this idea to the concept of geographic information observatories: systems for ongoing data collection and analysis that facilitate opportunistic science that can leverage real-world events via ongoing observation, experimentation, and decision-support.