Representing Inclusive and Transformative ‘Footprints’ in Development Planning

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    • Friday May 27, 2016
      12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Classroom 235, 2nd Floor, Spring St. NW
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Please RSVP to Stephanie Merrick at


Summary Sentence: The role of innovative GIS networks and integrated ICT platforms

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The presentation will highlight seven transformative principles of GIS that captures the patterns of global regional groupings.

  • Prof. Joy Sen Prof. Joy Sen

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

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In Campus Calendar

College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, CQGRD - Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, CSPAV - Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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