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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.  

Tuesday, November 1 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Planning for Population and Social Sustainability

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The presentations in this session will focus on how GIS supports the development of socially sustainable communities by providing for affordable housing and other positive traits of a viable community.  It will also highlight how GIS can be used to map historic policies and planning processes that focus on underserved communities.

Moderator: Mark Salling, PhD, GISP, Senior Fellow, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States

  • The Changing Role of GIS in Addressing Housing Affordability
    Robert Kirkman, GISP,  Enterprise Services Manager, Oregon Metro, Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Opportunity Mapping
    Samir Gambhir, Senior GIS Specialist, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California Berkeley, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  • Mapping the History of Racial Exclusion in Property Ownership in the Midwest
    Bryan Preston, MS, GISP, GIS Technician, Delaware County, Muncie, Indiana, United States

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Mark Salling, Ph.D, GISP

Senior College Fellow, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling is a Senior Fellow in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from Kent State University, an M.A. in Geography from the University of Cincinnati, and is a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS... Read More →

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Samir Gambhir

Samir Gambhir is the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) researcher and manager of Equity Metrics program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at University of California, Berkeley. He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of mapping, spatial... Read More →
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Robert Kirkman, GISP

Enterprise Services Manager, Oregon Metro
Robert Kirkman is the Enterprise Services Manager at Oregon Metro. He directs the team that develops, manages, and delivers key Metro data through the web and mobile. Over the last 20 years, he's worked in the public, private, and research sectors, utilizing and directing different... Read More →
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Bryan Preston

GIS Technician, Delaware County, Indiana
Bryan Preston has served as GIS Technician in Delaware County, Indiana since the fall of of 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Grinnell College and later earned a Masters Degree in Geography/GIS from Ball State University in Muncie. His research there... Read More →

Tuesday November 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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