Navigating Differential Privacy in Decennial Census Data: What Planners and Real Estate Professionals Need to Know: Lecture by Jason Jurjevich

Jason Jurjevich

Hosted by the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning


February 18, 2022 12:00pm to 12:50pm

Join us online for this Spring 2022 CAPLA Lecture Series event.

Jason Jurjevich
Associate Professor of Practice, School of Geography, Development and Environment, The University of Arizona

The U.S. Census Bureau recently implemented differential privacy, beginning with the 2020 Census, to protect individual confidentiality in census data. However, improving data privacy introduces error that will render less accurate data, especially for population subgroups, sub-county geographies and less-populated areas. In this talk, I review the history of data protections leading up to differential privacy and outline important takeaways for planners and real estate professionals working with census data.

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About Jason R. Jurjevich

Jason Jurjevich is an associate professor of practice in the School of Geography, Development and Environment at the University of Arizona. Jurjevich’s research at UArizona focuses on the socio-spatial implications of demographic change. He teaches courses in population geography, spatial statistics and applied demographic methods.

A broadly trained human geographer, Jurjevich’s research interests address issues relating to political and population geography. Since 2010, his work has been cited in numerous media outlets, including National Public Radio (NPR), Univision, CityLab, Governing Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Atlantic Cities and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Recently Jurjevich created Census 20/20, a website aimed at fostering community preparedness and inspiring individual action to support a fair and accurate census in 2020. Jurjevich earned his PhD in Geography from the University of Arizona.

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Gina Chorover