A little over a year ago we ran some analysis on teardowns of single family homes in the City of Vancouver. We used the City of Vancouver open data to understand why some single family homes got torn down and other’s don’t.
Relying entirely on open data, there were some important questions that could not be answered. So together with Joe Dahmen at UBC’s School Of Architecture And Landscape Architecture we came back to the question and folded in transaction data from BC Assessment to add some more details and rigor.
The result turned out quite similar to what our initial cruder methods came up with, but it lead to some important refinements.
We won’t go into the details of the findings here, you can read the online data story if you are interested. Instead we will go into a little more details how the analysis was done and what is still missing.