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Thursday, October 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Martin Luther King, William Bunge, URISA, and GIS for Equity and Social Justice - AICP/CM Approved 1.0

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This session will survey the use of geographic analysis and GIS for equity and social justice.

  • Martin Luther King, William Bunge, URISA, and GIS for Equity and Social Justice
    Greg Babinski, MA, GISP,  Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center, Seattle, WA
    Mark Salling, Ph.D., GISP, Senior Fellow and Research Associate, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
    Veronica Velez, Associate Professor/Director, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

    Nicole Franklin, Equity and Inclusion Manager, King County IT, Seattle, WA

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Wansoo Im, PhD

Associate Professor, Meharry Medical College
Wansoo Im has applied community participatory mapping method on environmental health, health equity, healthcare, transportation, and other planning-related fields. He has taught at Rutgers, NJIT, and UDMNJ for over 20 years. He is an associate professor at Department of Family and... Read More →

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Nicole Franklin

Chief Equity Officer, King County Information Technology
Nicole Franklin develops workable, pragmatic solutions to technology access problems faced by the unserved and underserved communities. She serves as the chief equity officer for the Department of Information Technology, where she leads efforts to ensure social justice and equity... Read More →
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Greg Babinski, GISP

GIS Marketing & Business Development Manager, King County GIS Center
Greg Babinski is Marketing and Business Development Manager for the King County GIS Center in Seattle, where he has worked since 1998. Previously he worked for nine years as GIS Mapping Supervisor for the East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland. He holds an MA in geography... Read More →
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Mark Salling, PhD, GISP

Urban Fellow, Levln Urban College, Cleveland State University
Mark Salling, PhD, GISP is an applied urban geographer and demographer and has more than 40 years of experience in data management, dissemination, and analysis. He has been active in providing and analyzing data and has conducted studies in urban migration, poverty, housing, voting... Read More →
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Veronica Velez

Associate Professor/Director, Western Washington University
Verónica (Vero) Nelly Vélez is an Associate Professor and Founding Director of the Education and Social Justice Minor at Western Washington University (WWU). Her research focuses on migrant mother activism, community-based participatory action research, popular education, and the... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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