Urban Design for Planners 2: Getting Started with QGIS and SketchUp



Tuesday, January 23, 2018, midnight
Saturday, December 31, 2022, midnight CST

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In this course, students will load data into QGIS, set the coordinate reference system, and change the graphic display of data layers. Students will then transfer a shapefile of building outlines into SketchUp and do some basic manipulation in SketchUp to create a 3D model. Ruby scripts and other SketchUp functionality will be introduced.

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Emily Talen

Invited Speaker

Emily Talen, PhD, FAICP, is Professor of Urbanism at the University of Chicago. Her research is devoted to urban design and the relationship between the built environment and social equity. Her books include: New Urbanism and American Planning, Design for Diversity, Urban Design Reclaimed, City Rules, and Retrofitting Sprawl: Addressing 70 Years of Failed Urban Form. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Her next book, to be published in 2018 by Oxford University Press, is called Neighborhood. She has a PhD in urban geography from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s in City & Regional Planning from Ohio State University.