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Wednesday, September 10 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Where You Are & Where You Want to Be

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If what we see and experience, if our country, does not become real in imagination, then it never can become real to us, and we are forever divided from it” – Wendell Berry. Successful planning is an exercise in observation and imagination. Observing what exits in the immediate environment, and imagining what that potential can manifest through good planning and design. This session will present the use of GIS in place making through the use of agent base modeling and the techniques of rapid Strategic Plan development for GIS organizations of all sizes.

  • Designing Neighbourhoods with an Activity-Based Approach
    Seyedehsomayeh TaheriMoosavi, BSc, MSc, Eng., RTPI, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • GIS Strategic Planning:  Best and Fast Practices
    Rebecca Somers, GISP, Somers-St.Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, VA
  • URISA Leadership Academy - Take Your Career to teh Next Level
    Kris Larson, GISP, CDM Smith, Helena, MT 

Moderators
DS

Drew Spiliotis

Planner / GIS Analyst, Planning Communities

Speakers
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Kris Larson, GISP

GIS Specialist, CDM Smith
Kris Larson, GISP graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Geography, Cartographic emphasis.  Ms. Larson has been active in the GIS community since 1989 and is currently a Board Member of NRURISA.  She is part of an international Information Management Solutions group at CDM Smith that works cooperatively to implement GIS and custom software solutions for clients.  In addition to her work at CDM Smith, Ms. Larson is an adjunct... Read More →
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Seyedehsomayeh Taheri Moosavi

Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester, University of Manchester
Somayeh Taheri has been at the University of Manchester, School of Environment and Development, since September 2011. Before, she was at UCL, the Bartlett School of Planning, where she did her Master's in Sustainable Urbanism. Prior to that, she studied at the University of Tehran (University College of Fine Arts) and Shiraz University (Faculty of Art and Architecture). She lectured at the universities and lead two fundamental research studies... Read More →
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Rebecca Somers, GISP

Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants
Rebecca is a GIS Management Consultant specializing in GIS management and organization, program review and application of best practices, and strategy development. A GIS leader for more than 25 years, she has helped dozens of organizations successfully develop their GIS programs both as an in-house GIS manager and as a consultant. Rebecca is a prominent GIS management instructor, writer, and speaker in national and international forums. She wrote... Read More →



Wednesday September 10, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Grand Ballroom B

Attendees (19)