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Computer-Based Decision-Support and Visualization Strategies

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I'm in San Francisco this weekend for the annual 2005 American Planning Association Conference. On Saturday, I'm presenting on a panel, "Computer-Based Decision-Support and Visualization Strategies", organized by Kenneth Topping, FAICP of Topping Associates International.


I'll be releasing my annual list, "Top Five Technologies For Planning, 2005". After the session, I'll post my top technologies here also.


Rumor has it that the Moscone West Conference Center is outfitted with wireless Internet access. If so, I'll blog the presentations, as well as publish a few photos of the event.


Conference photo


Other presenters include:

  • Mark Sorensen, University of Redlands: Linkages between knowledge-base, multiple criteria analysis and GIS
  • Chuck Donley, Donley & Associates Inc.: Using vector data for site selection, land use allocation, forecasting, and visualization.
  • Ken Snyder, PlaceMatters.com: Using visualization and GIS tools on the neighborhood scale
  • Dr. Michael Flaxman, Assistant Industry Manager for Design, ESRI: A Conceptual and Technical Framework for GIS-Based Land Use Planning: Alternative Futures for La Paz, Mexico


    The official panel description: "Presenters will showcase IT-based approaches to community outreach and decision making. Case studies include redevelopment of Lower Manhattan and other high-pressure planning situations. The enhanced program includes 3-D visualization geared for use in public settings, electronic democracy techniques, scenario-building models, web-based GIS, and multi-media tools. "

  • Chris Steins is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.

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