GIS for planners
Planners deal with a dizzying array of challenges on a daily basis, including housing, climate change, transportation, and access to parks and open spaces. One of the factors unifying them all is location. GIS provides easy-to-use tools that allow planning students to understand and to solve these complex urban and regional issues.
GIS for urban design
Spatial tools allow urban designers to effectively assess and understand the complex interplay of land use, transportation, demographics, and the environment. GIS provides a framework to allow effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders. Urban design students have the ability to understand and present data in its spatial context to foster engagement and inform decision-making.
- GIS for planners
- GIS for urban design
Human-centered design puts emotions first
A Georgia Southern University professor encourages students to adopt a human-centered mindset to improve data-driven design solutions.
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