For this assignment, I worked with a web API from San Francisco’s open data portal. Specifically, I worked with the development pipeline data for projects in San Francisco for the second quarter of 2016. After connecting to the data, I created a CSV file that included important data points for these projects including the number of units, filing data and status. I then used Carto to visualize this data.


The distribution of projects shown is striking. Certain areas of the  city do show more intense development activity, including a clustering of projects in the South of Market area. On the other end of the spectrum, the Sunset has fewer proposed and approved development projects than other neighborhoods. While there is variance in development intensity among sections of the city, proposed and approved projects are widely represented across almost every neighborhood.