[Air-l] Fwd: APA Infotech: Tools for Community Design and Decision Making

Steve Jones sjones at uic.edu
Mon Nov 10 10:22:28 PST 2003

>The American Planning Association's Information Technology Division 
>is pleased to co-sponsor:
>Tools for Community Design and Decision Making Working Session V: 
>Information Technology in Action
>December 11-13, 2003 , San Francisco Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San 
>Francisco, CA
>November 10, 2003 is the last day to register:
>Explore how new approaches and tools for planning can improve local 
>decisions about growth and development.Attendees can choose to 
>participate in one of two separate, but integrated, interactive 
>programs.The TCDDM Forum features plenary sessions including an 
>electronic town hall exercise with keypad voting and groupware, and 
>afternoon workshops and panels.
>Explore how new approaches and tools for planning can improve local 
>decisions about growth and development. Some of the exciting Forum 
>topics include:
>Tools and Decision Making Techniques for Land Use Planning
>Planning for Sustainable Development
>Integrated Land Use and Transportation Planning
>Planning with Visualization Tools
>Strengthening Connections Between Transportation, Community and 
>System Preservation
>Building Regional Repositories of Data and Integrated Decision Support
>Empower Citizens and Communities with Interactive Web-Based Tools
>Tools and Techniques for Public Participation
>The Federal Role in Decision-Making Tools
>The Hands-on Digital Charrette will allow tool designers and 
>attendees to work together in a real-time setting on a specific 
>planning situation. Attendees will apply new technologies to 
>realistic problems and opportunities in regional and neighborhood 
>planning. Six break-out groups will help to decide the fate of a 
>fictitious community called Edge City . Each group will work with a 
>different tool provider to answer a critical planning question.
>Go to <http://www.tcddm.org/>http://www.tcddm.org to register and 
>for more information about the conference.
>Sponsors include the American Planning Association's (APA) 
>Information Technology Division , the American Society of Landscape 
>Architects (ALSA) , the Center for Neighborhood Technology , 
>Criterion Planners/Engineers , ESRI , HP , the International 
>City/County Management Association (ICMA) , Parsons Brinckhoff , 
>Smart Growth America , the US Department of Transportation Federal 
>Highway Administration (FHWA) , and Federal Geographic Data 
>Committee (FGDC).

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