Data to Knowledge: GIS Usage in NC for Planners, Developers and Housing Professionals
Friday, February 9, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST
Jacksonville, NC, United States
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The workshop training will provide a background of the importance and usage of GIS Mapping systems and the connection of future planning, housing developments and resources to show clearly where priorities are located in North Carolina. Topics include using GIS to apply for grants to fund projects such as the Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. There will also be a presentation regarding projects used for Transportation to identify needs and resources in communities to strategically plan and implement transportation needs. Dr. Stephen J. Sills will also present how to map affordable housing and the correlation of social, economic, environmental and geospatial aspects of home and neighborhood and how they affects resident’s health, well-being, and life course opportunities. The session will conclude with a presentation from UNC School of Government to show how GIS can influence where development, resources and priorities are in a visible manner and how GIS is a valuable tool in planning projects from start to implementation. The workshop presenters are Dr. Stephen Sills, Associate Professor of Sociology & Director of Center for Housing and Community Studies. Anthony Prinz, Associate Professor at UNC-Wilmington and Transportation Director with City of Jacksonville, Rebekah Mixon, GIS Specialist, DFI Development Finance Initiative UNC School of Government.
The training will also be open for a question and answer period.
By the end of the workshop, attendees will have learned about how high level GIS analysis can be used to inform and improve planning, transportation, housing, and other development and community improvement plans.
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