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Neighborhood Change Prediction

Predict the gentrification and neighborhood change to promote inclusive development.

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Key Challenges

  • Gentrification and declining neighborhoods affect nearly all major cities in the United States
  • Current rules-based approaches for identifying these neighborhoods are backwards-looking and do not allow local policymakers to get ahead of neighborhood decline and gentrification
  • Gentrifying and declining neighborhoods account for less than 3% and 10% of our data respectively

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Expected Business Outcome


Expedite on-ramp

Identify gentrifying neighborhoods

Explainable AI

Get your neighborhood change prediction models up and running faster

Encourage inclusive urban growth by identifying neighborhoods at risk of gentrification or decline

Determine driving factors for gentrification on the neighborhood level using the most up to date data

Key Features

Information architecture

End-to-end AI Ladder application

Modular framework


An architecture enabling you to extract meaning from your data to predict neighborhood change proactively

From cataloging data through a glossary of terms to model development and deployment, simplify the lifecycle of your AI project

Composable and extensible pattern that can be applied to new data and industries

Get Started

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Additional details

  • Accelerator typeCloud Pak for Data industry
  • IndustryGovernment
  • Business functionAny
  • Product and version IBM Cloud Pak for Data,IBM Watson Knowledge Catalog,IBM Watson Studio - Current
  • Author typeIBM
  • Company nameIBM Data Science and AI Elite Team
  • Author nameData Science and AI Elite Team
  • Last modifiedOctober 12th, 2021
  • Language English