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Welcome to the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium! 
Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities
June 1-3, 2016 - Washington, DC

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), in partnership with the American Public Health Association (APHA), is pleased to announce the 2016 GIS and Health Symposium. The theme for this year’s Symposium is “Mapping the Way to Healthy Communities”. Attend to discuss and share information about the important topics impacting the health of our communities worldwide and how GIS is being used as to facilitate decisions and action.

May 27 is the deadline to register at the discounted rate. Creating an attendee profile within Sched DOES NOT REGISTER you for the conference or specific workshops. You must register for the conference here

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Thursday, June 2 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Active Pathways to Health

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This session will be packed with applications of GIS to support planning for active transportation for individuals of all ages and abilities. From the use of story maps to inform a regional active transportation plan and GIS and video to evaluate active transportation to schools to the analysis of bike share suitability and tools for navigating accessible routes, presenters will delve into the role of geospatial data in relating active transportation features with actual behaviors to inform planning.

Attendance at this session will offer 1.5 AICP credits, pending approval.

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends
    Annie McCabe, GIS Specialist III, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Columbus, OH United States
  • Personalized Accessibility Location Services (PALS) for Active Living
    Hassan Karimi, Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA United States
  • Observation, Mapping, and Analysis of Child Injury Risk Behaviors in Micro-Environmental Contexts with Spatial Video and Geographic Information Systems
    Jacqueline Curtis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Kent State University, Kent, OH United States

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Ann Steedly

Chief Operations Officer, Planning Communities, LLC
Ann Steedly is a founding partner with Planning Communities, a women-owned multi-disciplinary planning firm. She has 20 years of experience managing infrastructure, environmental and socioeconomic studies. Ann has expertise in multimodal transportation, community and recreational planning, Title VI and Environmental Justice and has led research, training, process improvements and projects for state Departments of Transportation, FHWA, National... Read More →

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Jacqueline Curtis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Dr. Jacqueline W. Curtis is the Co-Director of the GIS | Health & Hazards Lab and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Kent State University. Dr. Curtis focuses on the use of Geographic Information Science (GISc) and mixed methods to study health in derelict neighborhood environments. Her current projects focus on the use of geospatial technologies and spatial analysis in Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) and in child injury... Read More →
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Hassan Karimi

Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hassan Karimi is a Professor and Director of the Geoinformatics Laboratory in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include geospatial information systems, navigation, location-based services, location-aware social networking, Big Data, grid/distributed/parallel computing, mobile computing, computational geometry, and spatial databases. Dr. Karimi has published the following books: Indoor... Read More →
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Annie McCabe

GIS Specialist, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
Annie has been a GIS Specialist for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission in Columbus, Ohio for the past 7 years. She earned her B.S. in GIS and her M.A. in Geography, both from The Ohio State University.  Currently, she is identifying areas of activity and economic vitality for peer learning opportunities for one of four parts of Central Ohio’s population growth and development plan, Insight2050 Phase II.

Thursday June 2, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Franklin Park AB, Lobby Level

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