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Thursday, September 11 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Responsible Land Use: Costs and Consequences

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Consumer centered society and the resultant wastes require careful consideration when making decisions on use of lands, the lack thereof. Land use designation can often have wide and lasting effects on related regional planning efforts. The long-term consequences of land use decisions can lead to social costs that may outweigh present economic benefits. This session will explore the use of GIS in finding relationships between potential Brownfields sites and surrounding demographic characteristics, the high health costs of cheap landfills, and how the politics of land use decisions can impact regional transportation planning.

  • Correlation Between Field types, Location and Demographics and Potential Greenfields
    Darlette Meekins, GISP, VDOT –Instructor, Richmond, VA
    Shobha Sriharan, VSU, Ettrick, VA
    Techniques and Politics of Regional Land Use Planning Modeling
    Lynn E. Dupont, ASLA, GISP, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, New Orleans, LA
  • Georgia Hazus Project – A Model for Success through Collaboration
    Kevin J. Mickey, GISP, The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN
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Teresa Townsend

CEO, Planning Communities
Ms. Townsend has 22 years of experience and extensive knowledge in multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and socio-economic and demographic analysis. She is an active leader in the integration of GIS tools in planning applications, educating policy makers and leaders and promoting planning and GIS integration across various industries. Teresa is a founding... Read More →

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Lynn Dupont, ASLA, GISP

GIS Coordinator/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
Since 1999 Lynn Dupont has been employed at the Regional Planning Commission of New Orleans as principal planner and GIS Manager handling enhancement projects, land use studies and data integration in the region. Her emphasis has been in working with State and Federal agencies in procuring usable data for use at the local level. She represents Planning and Development Districts on the Louisiana GIS Council and has been an active participant in... Read More →

Darlette Meekins

GIS Analyst/Cartographer, Virginia Department of Transportation
Darlette Meekins is currently employed as a Geographic Information Systems Analyst/Cartographer, for the State of Virginia, and functions as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia State University teaching Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GSP). Bachelor of Science degree in Geology was earned from Virginia State University. In 1990, she received a Master of Science Degree in Geology from Iowa State University... Read More →
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Kevin Mickey

Director, Geospatial Technologies Education, The Polis Center - Indiana University
Director, Development and Geospatial Technologies Education; URISA Board of Directors; Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Chair, Indiana Geographic Information Council Education Committee; previous Indiana Geographic Information Council Board of Directors, over two decades of experience in research, development and implementation of geospatial technology solutions.
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Shobha Sriharan

Professor of Environmental Science, Virginia State University
Shobha Sriharan is the Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Agriculture at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia. She administers grants funded by the USDA NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) on teaching of Geographic Information System (GIS), Climate Change, and Global Contemporary Studies. As a result of teaching GIS course, both science and non-science majors gain knowledge of basics of the GIS... Read More →

Thursday September 11, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Grand Couteau

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