Will B. Payne

Will Payne

¤ I am Assistant Professor of Geographic Information Science at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

¤ I use qualitative and quantitative methods to study the relationship between geospatial technologies and urban inequality.

¤ I teach students how to acquire, clean, analyze, and visualize spatial data to address vital issues like housing justice and the climate crisis.

¤ I also make open-source tools for spatial data visualization and computational research.

¤ Email me at will dot b dot payne at rutgers dot edu. You can also find me on Google Scholar, GitHub, and the Bloustein School site.


Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Other Publications

  • Seymour, Eric, Will B. Payne, Kathe Newman, Shiloh Deitz, and Lauren Nolan. “Rent Control in New Jersey: What Is It? Where Is It? How Does It Work?” (Research Report) Ralph W. Voorhees Center for Civic Engagement, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University (2023).

Press Interviews

  • Payne, Will B. "Using Crowdsourcing Applications to Interpret and Build More Equitable Cities." EJB Talks Podcast. October 27, 2020.