Social Policy Simulation Center, SPSC

The Social Policy Simulation Center was founded in 2009 to support the analysis of complex social problems by utilizing advanced computer simulations and data warehousing techniques along with the development of complex multidimensional modeling techniques.

Our team is focused on exploring the multilayered social and technical interactions that occur in modern cities and their fringes. We look to analyze how to improve the functioning of these urban systems through better operational practice as well as simulate the performance of proposed projects.

Through our research, we look to better understand the role of public policy on the development of sustainable jobs and economic activity. In addition, an in-depth understanding of numerous urban, suburban and rural public policy issues warrant significant research so that limited public and private resources can be allocated effectively to promote the optimal outcomes in terms of economic vitality, social justice and also reflect the political realities of a modern democracy.

Read the Letter from the Director, Jonathan Peters, Ph.D

UPDATE: Traffic Simulations have been uploaded!

Recent Activity Map of the Month

-Director Jonathan Peters interviewed about Staten Island demographics:

The Brian Lehrer Show - Your Anecdotal Census: Staten Island