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Natural Capital in Cities: A critical resource for improving equity, resilience, and sustainability
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12-1 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Urban Center Building, room 270
FREE and open to the public
Rapid urbanization at unprecedented scale will place enormous pressure on ecosystems in and around cities to provide good living conditions for the majority of humanity. Accomplishing fundamental goals of urban livability in a way that ensures a resilient and equitable future for the human population and simultaneously maintains Earth’s biodiversity and critical ecological processes is essential to achieving a transition toward sustainability. Urban decisionmakers, from mayors to neighborhood activists and investors to corporate leaders, need tools to navigate transformation of their communities along sustainability and desired resilience pathways.
This presentation will summarize recent progress in urban ecosystem services research and present a social-ecological approach to assessing, mapping, and valuing urban ecosystem services from the first citywide urban ecosystem services assessment for New York City.
Timon McPhearson is an assistant professor of urban ecology and chair of The New School’s environmental studies program, director of the Urban Ecology Lab, and research faculty at Tishman Environment and Design Center, where he works directly with designers, planners, and managers to foster sustainable and resilient cities.
Hosted by the Portland State University Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
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URISA GIS-Pro & NWGIS 2015 Call for Presentations! The GIS-Pro and NWGIS Conference Committee invite your presentation proposals for the URISA GIS-Pro and NWGIS 2015 Conference (October 18-22, 2015) in Spokane, Washington. This 2015 conference is a collaboration among national URISA, Northern Rockies URISA , WAURISA and NWGIS. The conference will bring together an international audience of your peers to present, discuss, analyze, and share their experiences, insights, solutions and yes, frustrations in the geospatial arena. There are numerous presentation formats to fit your style...from formal speaking slots and panel discussions to casual luncheon presentations and IGNITE talks. More information as well as links to the presentation submittal form can be found at http://www.urisa.org/education-events/gis-pro-nwgis-2015-call-for-presentations/
The time is now to submit your presentation – Submittal deadline is March 2nd 2015.
January's guest is Dave Mangold, who will speak to us about how to create great cartographic products using QGIS and Inkscape. Attendees of FOSS4G may remember the excellent map that Dave produced for the printed FOSS4G program . Dave has a lot of interesting lessons learned from this map, and new items learned since the conference - please drop in to hear all about it!
From Dave's Description of his map:
This map was created entirely from freely available data and open-source software. Data were obtained as shapefile downloads from METRO RLIS. These shapefiles were then loaded into a PostGIS database as spatial tables. The initial map was created in QGIS. The map was then saved in a vector format and finished in InkScape, where label adjustment and creation, feature layering, and annotation were accomplished. On the map, if you look closely at the southern portion of Naito Street (right edge of left panel), you will see a hidden tribute to the free and open-source resources used.
ASPRS Columbia River & Puget Sound Regions
18th Annual Technical Exchange
This event is an informal opportunity for anyone who is interested in the topics of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and related technologies to learn more about what’s going on in our own region in resource management, government, academia and business. The Information Exchange is a day-long event in which local practitioners present a 20 minute talk on one of their current or recent projects. This is also an opportunity to learn new techniques, meet new contacts, and refresh old ones. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Chris Parrish presenting: “Lidar: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges in a Rapidly-Evolving Field”.
Dr. Parrish, who is the Director of the ASPRS Lidar Division, has recently been appointed as a professor of Geomatics at OSU, this will be a great opportunity to meet him and help him get plugged in to the regional remote sensing community, as well as an opportunity for us to hear cutting edge information about lidar technologies.
Anyone interested in learning more about Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS, UAS and related fields or wish to share information about interesting or unusual projects are welcome. Please extend this invitation to your colleagues who would be interested in attending. No commercial presentations or endorsements are allowed.
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm (Set-up time available for presenters: 8:00am to 9:00am)
Place: Vancouver Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington 98661, (360) 696-8478
Parking: Ample free parking at the Water Resources Education Center
ASPRS Members…………. ……………… $25.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
Non-members …………………. …………….$35.00 (Includes box lunch and copy of abstracts)
ASPRS Student Members……………….…...$Free + Optional Lunch ($10.00)
Non-member Student*………………….……..$10.00 + Optional Lunch ($10.00) = $20.00
Registration/Abstract Deadline: 31 October 2014
** Fill out and submit the on-line registration form here
In addition to the visual presentations, each speaker should submit a 1 page description of the project and a 1 page profile of their organization. The 1 page write-ups must be submitted by registration deadline so they can be compiled into a notebook for distribution at the meeting. Projectors and wireless internet connection will be available. Presenters are asked to keep their presentation under 20 minutes to allow for questions and timely proceedings. Speaker slots will be limited due to the single day schedule, so get your abstracts in early to insure your slot.
Ian Madin | Columbia River Region | email@example.com
Dave Brown | Puget Sound Region | Dave.Brown@terraremote.com
Dr. Gatziolis will give a talk on GIS/remote sensing processing in R. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 11 am at the large conference room on the 4th floor of the Gus Solomon building, located at 620 SW Main Street. The talk is open to the public.