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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
Earn 1.5 AICP Credits by attending this session

Moderators
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Teresa Townsend, AICP

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities, LLC
Ms. Townsend has 26 years of experience with an extensive multidisciplinary background in community, environmental and transportation planning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), socio-economic/demographic analysis, sustainability and community resilience. She is an active leader... Read More →

Speakers
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Lynn Dupont, GISP, ASLA

GIS Manager/Principal Planner, Regional Planning Commission
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Kevin Mickey, GISP, CTT+

Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, The Polis Center @ IUPUI
Current URISA Professional Education Chair; 2014-17 URISA Board of Directors; Immediate Past Chair, National Institute of Building Sciences Multihazard Mitigation Council; Board of Directors Indiana Geographic Information Council; over two decades of experience in research, development... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →



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

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