Hi, I'm Leonardo. I use data and code to tell stories about cities.

Hi, I'm Leonardo. I use data, code, and photography to tell socially relevant stories. My work is at the intersection of data science, art, and journalism.

#Hashtags as a Means for Political Action
Exploring the Impact of Location-based Hashtag Activism on Political Processes Using Geolocated Social Media Data.
Conducted with Python and D3.js for my masters thesis
London in the Pandemic Era
A visual narrative around COVID-19 and mobility in London.
Built with Python and D3.js for Enders Analysis
Take it to the tweets, not the streets
In the digital era, hashtag activism may be a stronger predictor of legislative change than traditional protest
Conducted with Python and D3.js for an interview with The Economist
Homegrown Criminality
Visualizing new data on felony crime rates by citizenship status in the United States.
Built with Python and D3.js for fun
The Death Toll of Policing
Visualizing deaths caused by policing in the United States.
Built with Python and D3.js for fun
Honorable mention at The Pudding cup for the best visual and data-driven stories of 2020
London in the Pandemic Era
A visual narrative around COVID-19 and mobility in London.
Built with Python and D3.js for Enders Analysis
The Unequal Nature of Urban Accessibility
A data-driven framework to reveal systemic inequalities in access to infrastructure across global cities.
Built with Python and D3.js for Delft University of Technology
Opioid Voices
Visualizing voices of the opioid epidemic through photography and text mining.
Built with Python and my camera for Vancity Community Foundation
Disaster Resilience in Bangladesh
Exploring the vulnerability and criticality of Bangladesh's Road infrastructure.
Built with Python and Plotly.js
Crime, Street Lights, Trash Cans, and Trees
Debunking dated myths about factors of criminal activity within cities.
Built with Python, Plotly.js and D3.js
Regional Ecological Health
Quantifying tree canopy cover and impervious surfaces for the metro Vancouver region.
Built with ArcGis, QGIS and R for Metro Vancouver

Who I have worked with