Hi Dan -- At the webinar we held on urbanized areas in June 12, 2009,
the concept of the CB sharing code instead of each agency having to
re-invent the wheel to analyze the impacts of new definitions was
raised, and Mike Radcliffe said they would consider it.
We know Mike (and April Avnayim) read this listserv, so maybe they will
give us an update!
For those of you who missed the June 12, 2009 webinar, it is archived.
Census Plans for Defining Urbanized Areas
At that time, the CB planned to
release the Fed Register notice in October, 2009, but as of this date,
they have not posted them.
The Q&As from that session are available in our CTPP web meeting room:
Sign in as a guest, and look at the lower right hand box.
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Seidensticker, Dan
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2010 7:18 AM
To: ctpp-news maillist
Subject: RE: [CTPP] Re: 2010 Census - Urban/Urbanized Definitions
Has anyone got word of the Census Bureau releasing any GIS tools that
will aid in creating the Urban Area using the criteria? It would be
disappointing to spend the time coding a model only to find out there
was already an app for that. Thanks.
Madison Area Transportation Planning Board:
A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) City of Madison Planning Unit
121 S. Pinckney Street, Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703
Email: dseidensticker(a)cityofmadison.com www.MadisonAreaMPO.org
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Ed Christopher
Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:01 PM
To: Garth Banninga; ctpp-news maillist
Subject: [CTPP] Re: 2010 Census - Urban/Urbanized Definitions
Garth--I am posting this to the Listserve since it is a common question
and its important that we update everyone. You are right that we have
been waiting for the Federal Register notice announcing the criteria
that the Census Bureau will use for defining Urbanized area. You are
equally right that it was expected in the fall of 2009. Unfortunately
it has not come out yet and we are hoping to see it by the Spring of
2010. From what I have been told it has been drafted and is wending its
way up the Census Bureau hierarchy to get all the approvals and sign
offs. for now we can sit and wait for the process to do its thing.
Incidentally, I am working with Mike Ratcliffe from Census Geography on
a workshop that we will be having at the GIS-T conference in April where
we will have the whole issue of Urbanized Area criteria on the agenda.
Needless to say we are both hopeful that the Register notice will
be out by then.
Garth Banninga wrote:
I was wondering if you have any new information on the Census'
proposed criteria for determining urban cluster and urbanized area
boundaries for 2010? I recall from both a June 2009 webinar as well
as the September 2009 CTPP Newsletter that the proposed criteria would
be published in Fall 2009. Has this occurred? If so,
Register issue should one consult? I'd appreciate any clarification
Garth Banninga, Planner
Statewide Model Unit
425 W. Ottawa St.
Lansing, MI 48933
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive, Suite 600
Matteson, IL 60443
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