GIS Day 2021
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About the Event
GIS Day 2021 | Racial Equity, Social Justice & Climate Change Gentrification
Wednesday, November 17 & 18, 2021 at 6pm
2021 has been a challenging year. While racial inequities and the need for social justice appear to be borderless, climate change and its effect in our society has awakened us as a society to the importance of understanding geography. Cities are grappling with an increased number of hurricanes, widespread flooding, building collapses and forest fires. Disadvantaged residents are forced out of their neighborhoods. Their cities’ resilient plans are often inequitable and climate change gentrification exposes these deep-rooted inequalities. In the midst of a pandemic and racial injustices, the world is more digitally interconnected than ever. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enables us to have a better understanding of climate change and its socio-economic effects on global sustainability and vulnerable populations who are coping with systemic racism.
Join us on November 17th and 18th as speakers from across the country share how GIS tools are being used to analyze climate change and racial and socioeconomic disparities when it comes to climate gentrification.
A geographic information system (GIS) is a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualization using maps and 3D scenes. With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations – helping users make smarter decisions.
Virtual Event - Zoom info will be provided upon registration.
PG and CC CLUE Event