Representing Inclusive and Transformative ‘Footprints’ in Development Planning

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Professor Joy Sen
Professor and Head, RCG School of Infrastructure Design and Management
Professor, Department of Architecture and Regional Planning, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

A global paradigm shift in developmental planning is evident today. This shift brings to light a change in the pattern of regional footprints that are evolving within nations. We are just beginning to understand how this change further responds to transnational impacts of advanced ICT driven networks at the global level. The Inverted-U or the Kuznet’s curve, which often depicts the relationship between levels of technological development and extents of environmental order, is being re-drawn. More and more advanced nations are becoming technologically ‘greener’, while the developing world is partly catching up and transforming its current ‘red/orange’ industrial priorities and hangovers.

The urban and regional societies across the world are now exposed to these transformations, further shaping ‘new footprints of practices’ that are more inclusive, livable, interconnected, and therefore sustainable. Hence, GIS renditions today need to be innovative enough to best represent these patterns of new and constantly evolving footprints.

Lunch included. Please RSVP to Stephanie Merrick at Stephanie.Merrick@coa.gatech.edu.


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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Created: 05/17/2016
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017


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