Geog 9033: GIS for Sustainable Planning and Urban Design (2 days, 1.6 CEU)
The course covers cartographic and analytic techniques in GIS to assist sustainable planning and urban design. The course begins with an intensive review of data resources and cartographic techniques for effective “existing conditions” maps. The remainder focuses on spatial analysis techniques to assist in sustainable planning and urban design. Topics include: (a) use of Network Analyst for generating ‘walksheds’ and evaluating “walkability” (b) using GIS to calculate indicators of smart growth and complete streets for Transit Oriented Development (TOD); (c) “smart growth”; land-use scenario planning analysis; and (d) use of 3D Analyst for building 3D models, flythroughs, and form based planning.