Visualizing data leads to better local decisions | Stephen Sills | TEDxGreensboro

Analyzing data in smaller component areas, such as housing districts, leads to a clear understanding of problem "hot spots" and enable decision-makers to focus resources and personnel more effectively. Comparing different data information for a specific area demonstrates connections between and among aspects of housing, health, medical resource use, etc. As Associate Professor at UNC Greensboro and Director of Center for Housing and Community Studies, Sills uses statistical analysis of large data sets, GIS mapping, and in-depth ethnography to assist nonprofit and government agencies in visualizing social issues for decision-making. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at