Shrinking cities pilot: developing a method to map shrinkage with electricity and residency data.
SPIN Unit ︎ Estonian Ministry of Finance.
2020 // Estonia
In 2018 the Ministry of Finance started to receive dozens of unwanted apartments from home owners in East Estonia. Our team was commissioned to find the most valuable data sources to map shrinkage and develop a scalable methodology to study the relationships between depopulation and the built environment. Eventually the pilot was scaled up to a national study of shrinking cities commissioned by the Estonian Ministry of Economy and Finance.