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About David

David is known throughout California as an expert on smart growth and sustainable development, specializing in the fields of comprehensive planning, public participation, and urban design. He is a member emeritus of the California Planning Roundtable, whose mission is to promote excellence in planning by providing leadership in addressing important planning issues in California.

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Geodesign for Community Engagement and Consensus Using Interactive Web-based GIS Tools and Technology

A core principle of Geodesign is the knowledge of the people of the place. Urban Planners and Designers depend on the people of the place to help guide policy development and project design to gain the confidence of decision-makers. The presentation will provide perspective and insight on how urban planners and designers are incorporating Geodesign principles and web-based GIS technologies to create meaningful interactive tools that help engage the people of the place and build consensus for their projects. This session will highlight case studies that illustrate how urban planners and designers are incorporating these new tools into their community planning workflows.

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