Keith Cooke

Keith Cooke is the Director of Planning & Community Development Markets 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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How a Regional Council is Tackling the Housing Shortage

Regional councils and governments play a key role in understanding and modernizing local government housing policies.

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Esri at the 2024 APA National Planning Conference

An overview guide for planners to see how Esri is supporting the 2024 National Planning Conference. 

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Announcing the Esri Planning Directors Summit

The Esri Planning Directors Summit is an opportunity for planning directors to discover how geospatial solutions are being used by planners today

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Designing a Fiscally Resilient City with ArcGIS Urban

The City of Fate, Texas is taking an innovative approach towards fiscal sustainability with their geographic approach to planning.

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APA’s Passport Taking a Geographic Approach to Learning

APA's innovative Passport program now includes over thirty Esri courses to help planners upskill in GIS.

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What PRO Housing Means for Planners

The newly released PRO Housing program from HUD offers funding opportunities for communities to improve access to affordable housing.

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Understanding the Alignment of Economic Mobility and Community Development

Planners and community developers play an essential and integral role in economic mobility.

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Thoughts from the 2023 Esri User Conference – Planning & Community Development Edition

Key highlights from the largest user conference to date from a community development perspective.

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What Community Development Professionals Can Expect at the 2023 Esri User Conference

With the 2023 Esri User Conference around the corner, check out the opportunities and resources waiting for planners and community developers.

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