Keith Cooke
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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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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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A Monumental Shift for Planners Starts with GIS

Esri and APA’s GIS training plan provides guidance on the steps you can take today to master new technologies for common planning workflows.

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Leveraging Site Suitability Analysis to Validate Policy

Learn how planners can take a data-driven approach to further quantify and qualify planning recommendations.

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Three Tools Every Planner Needs to Use During COVID-19

Location is going to be a key factor in COVID-19 planning. Here are three tools that can help justify your policy decisions.

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A Strong Foundation for GIS – What It Means for Planning Professionals

Explore this briefing about ArcGIS apps that planning departments need to help make better, more sustainable, and more justifiable decisions.

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Location and Policy Development for Housing

GIS has always been used in this arena to design land use and sites, but this evolving technology is now being used by to help validate policy.

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Resilience Planning Series – Acute Shocks and Chronic Stresses

GIS provides the tools to create and analyze designs, collaborate, and justify policies to make communities resilient in the short and long term.

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