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Master’s students Cody Evers and Dana Maher recognized with national award for GIS research

Environmental Studies master’s students Cody Evers and Dana Maher were announced as the recipients of a national award for «Best Use of Technology in Planning» by the American Planning Association in March. The award recognizes the contribution of work done by a GIS research team, lead by ENVS associated faculty Marc Schlossberg (PPPM). They will travel with graduate student and fellow team-member Christo Brehm (Landscape Architecture) to receive the award at the American Planning Association conference in New Orleans in April.

The research involves the use of geographic information systems (GIS) within public participation in planning for alternative and active transportation. The work is described in the award as «an excellent example of how technology can aid professional planning, and clearly demonstrates how its use is integral to the way communities are communicating and engaging their citizens to plan for their future.»