Presentation: "What we know and don't know about Public Participatin GIS (PPGIS): An 8-year retrospective"Read Now
Joe Gordon to present at PSU: Fusion of Multispectral Imagery and LiDAR for Classification of Oregon White OakRead Now
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.