Keith Cooke

Keith Cooke is the Global Industry Manager for Planning & Community Development at Esri. A graduate of Auburn University, he has been a GIS professional since 1994 and has worked for planning and community development agencies at the regional and municipal level. Prior to this role, he was an account executive at Esri for 15 years working with over 100 local governments. He is a frequent speaker at GIS, community planning, and economic development events and is an active member in the American Planning Association, where he has conducted nearly 100 hands-on GIS workshops for planners since 2004 at the National Planning Conference and state chapter conferences.

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What Community Development Professionals Can Expect at the Esri User Conference

A community development professional's guide for events and sessions at the annual Esri User Conference.

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Thoughts on the 2022 National Planning Conference

Five key takeaways and reflections from the 2022 National Planning Conference in San Diego, CA.

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A Housing Statistics and Policy Update for Planning Professionals

Planning professionals are at the center of managing the housing crisis. GIS helps drive and present a data-driven strategy for their communities

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A Geographic Approach to Planning

The geographic approach to planning empowers data-driven decision making, policy development, and design that meets needs of your community.

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Five Best Planning and Community Development Success Stories of 2021

Get inspired and take a look at some of the best planning and community development GIS success stories of 2021.

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ARP Act Funding for Planning, Housing, and Economic Development

Explore the federal relief funding available for planners and economic developers to expand their GIS investment.

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Suitability Analysis Made Easy for Planners

The GIS technology planners can use to take a data-driven approach to suitability analysis.

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GIS Addresses Continued Housing Challenges

Planners need to embrace a data-driven approach with GIS to build sustainable communities.

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Reflections from the 2021 National Planning Conference

Get a snapshot of key takeaways from the American Planning Association's, 2021 National Planning Conference.

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