Chris Williamson

Chris Williamson is Principal Planner for the City of Oxnard, California with responsibility for the 2030 General Plan, Housing Element, Local Coastal Plan, Climate Action Plan, and Energy Planning. He teaches population studies, climate change, environmental impact analysis, and land use management at Cal State University Channel Islands and was previously an Adjunct Associate Professor of Planning and GIS at the University of Southern California. In the 1980’s, he worked at the Census Bureau as a geographer and survey statistician. Chris holds a PhD in Planning and Policy Analysis from the University of Southern California, a Masters in Planning from the University of Virginia, a BS in Geography from The Pennsylvania State University, and was a Fulbright Scholar on German population issues.

Working with 1: Background and Geography

This first of four courses on the Census -- Background and Geography -- will prime you to understand how the Census works, where the data comes from, as well as vital terminology and data sets you should be...

78 min AICP CM
Working with 2: Topics, Programs, Products

This second of four courses delves deeper into the Census 'architecture'. In course 2 of "Working with", Dr. Chris Williamson, a.k.a. Dr. Data, provides an overview on the federally mandated...

76 min AICP CM
Working with 3: Interacting with the Data

This third of four courses takes you into a series of live demonstrations and in-depth explanations and visuals from the and American FactFiner websites. The course covers a comprehensive...

66 min AICP CM
Working with 4: Quality, Interpreting and Examples

Chris Williamson, A.K.A. "Dr. Data" completes the final episode in this four course series on the 'architecture' and 'analysis' of the Census Bureau and its many products. In course 4 students will go...

65 min AICP CM