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Wednesday, October 21 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Decision Support Systems in Urban Planning - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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This session will discuss how current geospatial technological tools and analysis are being used to help facilitate community visioning, decision support, and policy in Urban Planning.

Moderator: Doug Adams, GISP, Baltimore County, Catonsville, MD

  • 4:00 – 4:30 PM
    Establishing Measures and Data to Support Planning and Policy Decisions to Integrate Transportation and Health
    Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, Raleigh, NC 
  •  4:30 – 5:00 PM
    Decision Support Systems in Urban Planning Evaluating GIS in Municipalities
    Rania Qutieshat, Dr., Balqa Applied University, Amman – Jordan 




Doug Adams, GISP

Program Manager GIS/IT, Baltimore County Government
Doug is the Engineering GIS Program Manager for Baltimore County, Maryland’s Department of Public Works.  Doug is serving as Treasurer on the URISA Board of Director’s.  Doug is an adjunct professor at Towson University where he teaches GIS Database Design.  He is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota Morris Wind STEP program, a two-week study in alternative energy, where he teaches GIS and mentors... Read More →


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
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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 →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 4

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