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GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle - Toronto, Ontario

Geospatial information is everywhere, at everyone’s fingertips and URISA as an organization has been at the forefront for the past  50 years, through global technology and social shifts.  In the time it took you to pull up the description of this conference, perhaps on your phone, tablet or laptop, you have already considered the conference location, investigated the good eats and conference events, and mapped all of your indoor and outside activities.  URISA connects members and partners with the educational, networking and collaboration resources that professionals need to evolve geospatial tools and solutions that respond to real places in real time.

Join the GIS Community in Toronto, Ontario for a powerful, collective exchange of GIS knowledge!

Professional Planners: Be sure to note the workshops and sessions that have been approved for AICP-CM credits. Nearly 50 AICP-CM credits were approved for this year’s program!

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Note: If you get a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Westin Harbour Castle saying that there is now a cheaper rate... just hang up. It is a scam.  

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Monday, October 31 • 8:30am - 5:00pm
GIS Supporting Community Resiliency (Full day)

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Get ready to dive in! In this very interactive workshop, we will be using local Toronto data in conjunction with the University of Toronto to offer our skillsets for input into several current local research initiatives, and opportunities with the lens of community resiliency.

The workshop will use existing datasets as well as a chance to explore with a community mapping workshop just outside the doors of the conference hotel. This is a unique opportunity to join alongside several of URISA's multi-disciplined and talented workshop participants and give back to this year's host city for GIS-Pro 2016!  

A very diverse set of topics will include community redevelopment, heathy communities, economic considerations and environmental aspects. Participants will identify gaps and collection needs in the workshop to define resiliency related targets and measures. In addition to contributing to research and active planning areas within the city, participants will be equipped to apply strategies and techniques in their own communities.
AICP CM Approved 8.5 

Teresa Townsend, AICP, Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Alexandra Flynn, Assistant Professor, Human Geography, City Studies Program, University of Toronto (Scarborough) 
Robert Kirkman, GISP, Enterprise Services Manager, Metro – Portland, Oregon
Hilary E. H. Perkins, AICP, GISP, City of Maryland Heights, MO 

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Hilary Perkins, GISP

Comprehensive Planner, City of Maryland Heights
Hilary has over 20 years experience working with GIS in both the public and private sector.  She is currently the Comprehensive Planner for the City of Maryland Heights, Missouri. Her previous GIS and planning work in transportation, environmental, urban planning, and community development... Read More →
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Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

Workshop Instructor
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Teresa Townsend

Chief Executive Officer, Planning Communities
Teresa is a founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Planning Communities, an urban planning and environmental socially-responsible B-Corp Certified firm, and has been a leader in integrating geospatial sciences in community, transportation and environmental planning for more... Read More →

Monday October 31, 2016 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
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