Pat Smith

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Patrick Smith is a certified planner, researcher, data analyst, and Kentuckian. Patrick specializes in planning and research in community development, civic technology, public health, and social services. He has made digital maps for the Kentucky Geological Survey and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, organized public engagement processes for the UK Transportation Center and UofL Center for Hazards Research, and currently is a consulting planner and evaluator with REACH Evaluation on projects in the US and in Ireland. He has published as a co-author in the Journal of Urban Technology and the Journal of Mental Health, and has written a series of publications for the American Planning Association in 2006. He is the author of The City Researcher, a blog on urban and regional affairs focusing on data, maps, and graphics. Patrick is a co-founder and serves as Board Chair for the non-profit City Collaborative, a community development "do-tank," and is a founding member of the Civic Data Alliance, Louisville's Code for America Brigade.
PechaKucha is part TED-talk, part semi-competitive sport, where value is placed on delivering an engaging speech within the bounds of 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. PechaKucha Nights happen in over 700 cities around the world, and organizers in...
(Editor's Note: Pat Smith tracks data about cities in order to tell stories about their urbanism. Here, he looks at the latest census data from 2010 that counts residents living in and around Downtown Louisville. This post first appeared...
Image: A cyclist commutes to work on Louisville's annual Bike to Work Day. (Courtesy Metro Louisville) Earlier this year, the Census Bureau released a piece on their "Newsroom" page about how biking to work in the United States has increased 60 percent since...
I’ve been enjoying the various “Most Common Language Other Than English” maps for U.S. states or city neighborhoods that folks have posted this summer, and I didn’t want Louisville to be left out of the fun. Louisville has developed a...