Applications of GIS in Urban Resilience Planning
Course Name: Applications of GIS in Urban Resilience Planning
OCW type: PDP
Higher Education Institution: School of Planning and Architecture (SPAV), Vijayawada
Description of course
Aim: TGeographic Information Systems (GIS) is an increasingly sought-after tools in the field of Urban Planning and Management. This Professional Development Program (PDP) gives an overview of the required skills needed to successfully use the GIS software for decision making. The program provides insights on analyzing spatial data, using cartographic techniques to communicate results in maps, and accordingly collaborate with professionals and decision makers. Furthermore, there is a growing demand for the usage of geo-spatial tools in India due to its applications in urban planning. Currently, the use of GIS is predominately limited to mapping. However, capacity building programs such as this, would help the professionals understand the analytical aspects of GIS through comprehensive webinar series that sheds light on various methods to create a professional GIS portfolio, using a combination of data identification, collection, and analysis techniques. The Participants will be exposed to various case studies in order to gain experience and skills related to geographic information systems from the experts in the field. Each session is designed to demonstrate specific urban/regional problem; currently being faced in India and the applications of GIS in addressing the same. This course shall help the participants in developing skills to use geo-spatial decision support tools like GIS for urban resilience planning. These skills are required to process the complex spatial dataset available to understand the dynamics of urban growth and resilience planning.
This course shall help the participants in developing skills in using geospatial decision support tools like GIS for resilience planning. These skills are required to process the complex spatial dataset available to understand the dynamics of urban growth and resilience planning. To train the professionals with state-of-the-art decision support tool such as GIS.
Application of GIS for Environmental Sustainability, Socio-Environment Resilience, Settlement, and Building Physics characteristics, Communities, and Resilience, Mapping tools, and techniques.
Course Duration: Six-Day programs, with two sessions per day
Course Frequency: Yearly and as per the demand
Course Format: Course format includes Lectures, Workshops, Lab and Short-term Project
Prerequisites for participation: Limited participants as it involves hands-on training, a basic understanding of GIS is required, Architects, Urban Planners are eligible.
1. Applications of GIS in Urban Planning: GIS as a tool in Urban planning, analysis and decision
2. Geo-spatial data structure, system requirements and tools: Data and systems requirements and Open source GIS
3. Geo-spatial applications in environmental planning and urban climate studies: GIS application in environmental planning and urban climate studies - Case studies
4. Geo-spatial Applications in Disaster Planning and Management: GIS application in disaster planning and management - Case studies
5. Current Research in Geo-spatial Applications in Urban Planning, Management and Resilience: Recent trends, 3D GIS Mapping, Modeling Tools.
Course Assignments: Data procurement from opens source platforms, case area identification, mapping of the case area etc.
Expected time spent on course:
Time spent in hours: Minimum of 40 hours
Time spent in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System): No Credit
Evaluation Procedure & Criteria: Predesigned feedback forms from the participants shall be evaluated.
Faculty Evaluation: Interaction during the presentation by the mentors.
Student Evaluation: Predesigned feedback forms from the participants shall be evaluated.