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Wednesday, October 21 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) provides awareness through geographic technology education and participation on a local level.  These presentations will focus on efforts to measure services and the impact of poverty on traditionally underserved populations through quality data and participatory systems.

Moderator: Judy Colby-George, GISP, Spatial Alternatives, Yarmouth, ME 

  • 1:30 - 2:00pm
    Where Y at? Using PPGIS to Study Street Lights in the Black Pearl of New Orleans
    Graham Hayes, Entergy New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
  • 2:00 - 2:30pm
    Participatory Geographic Information Systems: Mapping Nairobi Informal Settlement
    Katie Pickett, University of Central Arkansas, New Orleans, LA 
  • 2:30 - 3:00pm
    GIS in Poverty Alleviation
    Rania Qutieshat, Dr., Balqa Applied Univerity, Amman, Jordan
    Mohammed Al Hiari, Hashemite Fund for Human Development, Amman, Jordan 

Moderators
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Judy Colby-George, GISP

Principal, Spatial Alternatives
Judy Colby-George formed Spatial Alternatives fifteen years ago with the goal of helping communities use GIS technology to enhance public participation in planning issues. She has extensive experience working with municipal and environmental GIS application. Judy has specialized in using GIS to communicate land use planning issues in a variety of forums. Judy co-wrote and has presented the Introduction to PPGIS workshop for URISA. Judy... Read More →

Speakers
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Graham Hayes

Project Manager/QA/QC, WhoData.org
I am a recent graduate from the University of New Orleans (Dec. 2014), with a B.S. in Urban Planning with a concentration in Geography. I was recently hired as an Engineering Associate in Gas Distribution for Entergy New Orleans after spending a year as a GIS Tech. I have also recently been elected as President of my neighborhood association. | Much of my work in school was centered around the neighborhood and I organized and ran a PPGIS... Read More →
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Mohammed AL Hiari

Financial and Administrative Manager, Financial and Administrative Manager
I am working at JOHUD as operational activities .JOHUD is a NGO aim to develop human abilities and encourage local communities to encourage economic and social empowerment and reduce poverty
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Katie Pickett

GIS Research and Analysis, Landmapp
Katie Pickett is a Master of Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) candidate at the University of Central Arkansas where she studies sociocultural and political implications of various indices and quantifiable and qualitative data. Ms. Pickett obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans in International Studies where she concentrated on Africana studies, conflict theory, and human development. She earned an Undergraduate... Read More →
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Rania Qutieshat, Ph.D

I am now working as assistant prof. at Balqa Applied University .I hold A PhD. degree in Geography ,MA in Regional planning,Ba in Architecture



Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Room 4

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