Challenge: Visualizing Urban Expansion Winner
We’re excited to announce the winners of our Visualizing Urban Expansion challenge. We partnered with the World Bank and challenged you, the Visualizing community, to visualize the World Bank’s unique database of urbanization across the East Asia and Pacific region. The data is a complete map of built-up areas across the East Asia region for the years 2000 and 2010 and includes data on all 869 urban areas in the region with populations over 100,000. With a strong group of submissions, we’d like to thank everyone who participated for their great effort and work.
Congratulations to winner Nadieh Bremer for her project The Impact of Millions of People on the Move Towards Cities in East Asia. One of the judges, David Van Riper (Spatial Analysis Core Director at the Minnesota Population Center) expresses the view of the jury as a whole when he says that "the visualization tells a story based on the creator’s interpretation but it allow allows us to explore it ourselves. Its strength lies in a combination of the project’s interactivity and the narrative". Nadieh will receive $1500.
Jurors also selected The Human Scale of East Asia’s Rapid Urbanization by Annette M. Kim as an Honorable Mention and commended the project’s successful demonstration of storytelling with data.
East Asia Urban Expansion by Titz and Sux was also selected as an Honorable Mention by the jury specifically for its style and originality.
Thanks to our jurors Rachel Cipryk (World Bank), Chandan Deuskar (World Bank), Danan Gu (United Nations Population Division), Martino Pesaresi (European Commission – Joint Research Centre), and David Van Riper (Minnesota Population Center). And a huge thank you again to all of the participants for their work in shedding insight on urbanization in East Asia.