Chicago Map Society: Rina Ghose, Public Participation GIS in the Context of Inner-City Revitalization

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Chicago Map Society Meeting

The goal of Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) is to erase the GIS digital divide by providing access to geographic information technologies among traditionally marginalized citizens, in order to enable better participation in planning and policy tasks.  Over the last decade, PPGIS initiatives have been undertaken across the world.  Within the United States, PPGIS initiatives have enabled inner-city community organizations to use GIS in their organizing and planning tasks.  In this lecture, Dr. Ghose will explore the often complex and contradictory process of participation and spatial knowledge production among inner-city community organizations in Milwaukee.

Rina Ghose, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Supported in part by a grant from the Geographical Society of Chicago – National Geographic Society Education Fund