Baltimore vacant buildings to be demolished analysis
Baltimore Sun analysis
The Baltimore Sun obtained a list of vacant buildings to be demolished from the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development. The Sun's analysis provided information for a March 15, 2019 Baltimore Sun story titled "Once again, Baltimore officials say they'll demolish more vacants — pledging to take down 2,000 in coming year."
The Sun's findings and analysis are available in the "analysis" markdown file in this repository:
02_analysis.md. The pre-processing code is in the "processing" markdown file in this repository:
The code used to create the line graph in the story of vacant buildings over time is in
The raw datasets are saved in the
input folder. The cleaned list of properties to be demolished is in the
output folder under
demolish_list_clean.csv. The historical data of vacants over time was provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development and is saved in
input/vbn_count_by_date.csv. These two files are also provided in a Google folder, available at www.baltimoresun.com/vacants-demolish-data.
There are many angles to explore with this data, beyond just the ones we looked into for our story.
You can also fork a copy of this repo to your own account.