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The Ada Lovelace Woman Of The Year In Nolatech Award, Nominee, Michelle Thompson Oct 2015

The Ada Lovelace Woman Of The Year In Nolatech Award, Nominee, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Nominees for the first Ada Lovelace Prize are New Orleans women who have displayed or fostered technological innovation. Ada Lovelace was a woman instrumental in laying the earliest cornerstones of computer science. The award honors the achievements of New Orleans leaders who exemplify the technical foresight and intuition that so characterized all of Lovelace's endeavors.


Uno Professor To Participate In White House Citizen Science Forum, Michelle Thompson Sep 2015

Uno Professor To Participate In White House Citizen Science Forum, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Ten Years After Katrina: New Orleans’ Recovery, And What Data Had To Do With It Open Data Matters Most When The Stakes Are High, Michelle Thompson Aug 2015

Ten Years After Katrina: New Orleans’ Recovery, And What Data Had To Do With It Open Data Matters Most When The Stakes Are High, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

WhoData.org was mentioned in the article. The author, Denice Ross (@denicewross) is a New Orleanian since 2001, and currently serves as a Presidential Innovation Fellow. Before joining federal government, she spent four years as Director of Enterprise Information at the City New Orleans, and previously, nearly a decade at The Data Center, a nonprofit whose mission is to democratize data.


Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Michelle Thompson, Derreck Deason, Brittany Arceneaux, Philip Gilmore Mar 2015

Evaluation Of Whodata.Org As An Applied Public Participation Geographic Information System (Ppgis), Michelle Thompson, Derreck Deason, Brittany Arceneaux, Philip Gilmore

Michelle M. Thompson

Recent advancements in the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in planning theory and practice are in direct response to a growing awareness among planners for the need to increase public participation in the processes involved in neighborhood and community planning. (NCGIS, 1996) Public Participation Geographic Information System (PPGIS) focuses on the social implications of how people, space, and environment are represented in GIS (Seiber, 2006). The use of PPGIS has shifted with improved community access to tools and talent which were, along with funding, significant barriers to implementation.

In 2009, WhoData.org was created to meet the needs of ...


Uno Team Plots Lots As Land Use Debate Unfurls In Treme, Michelle Thompson Jul 2014

Uno Team Plots Lots As Land Use Debate Unfurls In Treme, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Advocates for rejuvenating the Treme now have a blueprint to work from.

A team with the University of New Orleans mapped out almost every parcel in the historic neighborhood to show which blocks are flourishing and which could use some extra TLC. The report, released Monday, lays out the groundwork for the Historic Faubourg Treme Association to point to as it pushes back against city-sanctioned demolitions of decaying houses or should it advocate for the removal of Interstate 10 above Claiborne Avenue.

"We can use this data to help make our community a better place for residents and property owners ...


Innovate Uno: Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase Brings Out The Best Of The University., Michelle Thompson May 2014

Innovate Uno: Annual Undergraduate Research Showcase Brings Out The Best Of The University., Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

May 6, 2014. Michelle Thompson, assistant professor of planning and urban studies, was included in the UNO Magazine story “Innovate UNO: Annual undergraduate research showcase brings out the best of the University. http://magazine.uno.edu/innovate-uno/


Book Review: Neighbors And Neighborhoods: Elements Of Successful Community Design By Sidney Brower, Michelle Thompson Dec 2013

Book Review: Neighbors And Neighborhoods: Elements Of Successful Community Design By Sidney Brower, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

This book would be useful as a complement to a fundamental text on community design and planning. The case studies expand the discussion beyond the design process while including the process of community bonding and relationship building. Brower’s interdisciplinary approach will make this book a useful text in social-science courses such as public policy, psychology, and urban planning.


'Michelle Thompson (University Of New Orleans) Coordinates Whodata', Michelle Thompson Jul 2013

'Michelle Thompson (University Of New Orleans) Coordinates Whodata', Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Urban Affairs Association Member News


Michelle Thompson (University Of New Orleans) Coordinates Whodata.Org, Michelle Thompson Jul 2013

Michelle Thompson (University Of New Orleans) Coordinates Whodata.Org, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson, Phd (University of New Orleans) is the Coordinator of WhoData.org which is a New Orleans-based community-municipal-university partnership using an applied public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) model. Since 2009, WhoData has standardized training for residents to assess neighborhoods, photograph blight indicators, create maps, and share findings with the public and city government. The community data information system, www.whodata.org, houses the property condition survey results while neighborhood profile reports and maps are on www.whodata.net. The WhoData team is supported by the University of New Orleans Department of Planning & Urban Studies, residents from City ...


Cartographers Of The New Millenium, Michelle Thompson, Brittany Arceneaux, Mason Lipscomb May 2013

Cartographers Of The New Millenium, Michelle Thompson, Brittany Arceneaux, Mason Lipscomb

Michelle M. Thompson

Brittany Arceneaux and Dr. Michelle Thompson discuss the 'WhoData' project. The video was created by Mason Lipscomb of UNO.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Included In The Times-Picayune Story “Make It Right, A Drag On New Orleans? The New Republic Says So”, Michelle Thompson Mar 2013

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Included In The Times-Picayune Story “Make It Right, A Drag On New Orleans? The New Republic Says So”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


If You Rebuild It, They Might Not Come Brad Pitt's Beautiful Houses Are A Drag On New Orleans, Lydia Depillis Mar 2013

If You Rebuild It, They Might Not Come Brad Pitt's Beautiful Houses Are A Drag On New Orleans, Lydia Depillis

Michelle M. Thompson

"There's a reason, though, why such cold, hard logic hasn't yet prevailed in this most hard hit of New Orleans neighborhoods: It's all too easy to be won over by the spirit of the Lower Ninth, the passion of the people who did return. It may not be the most efficient use of public resources, and no amount of trying may bring in the kind of retail amenities that make places comfortable to live. Lower Niners, however, have a different kind of attachment to their ancestral land—for the black families who've lived there for decades ...


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Republic Story “If You Rebuild It, They Might Not Come.”, Michelle Thompson Mar 2013

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Republic Story “If You Rebuild It, They Might Not Come.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “City Seeks To Upgrade Online Access For Residents, Businesses.”, Michelle Thompson Jan 2013

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “City Seeks To Upgrade Online Access For Residents, Businesses.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Introduction To Public Participation Geographic: Special Issue, Michelle Thompson, Kelly Owens Dec 2012

Introduction To Public Participation Geographic: Special Issue, Michelle Thompson, Kelly Owens

Michelle M. Thompson

With the progression of PPGIS, variations in the technology’s adaptability and application have brought forth critiques related to access, technology, and time. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) permeates a global market and technology appears to drive social, economic and civic progress with varying outcomes. Residents, advocates, and community organizations are utilizing democratized data in ways that early PPGIS investors could not have imagined. However, while many applaud the ability to create a trinity with data serving as a neutral partner, some wonder if any advancement has been made. A major critique of PPGIS is the inability to have a sustained ...


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The Fall Edition Of The New Planner, The Online Publication Of The American Planning Association., Michelle Thompson Oct 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The Fall Edition Of The New Planner, The Online Publication Of The American Planning Association., Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Advocate Story “Event Brings Food To Ninth Ward.”, Michelle Thompson Oct 2012

Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Advocate Story “Event Brings Food To Ninth Ward.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Interactive Tools Allow Residents To Track Road Home, Blight Battle Progress.”, Michelle Thompson Oct 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Interactive Tools Allow Residents To Track Road Home, Blight Battle Progress.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Hoffman Triangle: Evolution Of A Neighborhood, James Stire, Brittany Arceneaux, Kim Washington, Michelle Thompson Oct 2012

Hoffman Triangle: Evolution Of A Neighborhood, James Stire, Brittany Arceneaux, Kim Washington, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

This video spotlights the continual efforts of Associated Neighborhood Development and other local organizations towards the development of the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood in Central City. The summer of 2012 brought significant advancements to Hoffman Triangle through three community-organized cleanup events, led by the Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood Association and the City of New Orleans. Maps and resources produced by Whodata.org and the University of New Orleans Department of Planning & Urban Studies have assisted efforts in highlighting why Hoffman Triangle remains a great place to live, work and play. To learn more about the Associated Neighborhood Development: http://www.and-nola.org ...


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The Video: “Hoffman Triangle: Evolution Of A Neighborhood”, Michelle Thompson Oct 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The Video: “Hoffman Triangle: Evolution Of A Neighborhood”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story: “7 Streets In New Orleans Working To Revitalize Neighborhoods Are Part Of Uno Student's Research.”, Michelle Thompson Aug 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story: “7 Streets In New Orleans Working To Revitalize Neighborhoods Are Part Of Uno Student's Research.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story: “7 Streets In New Orleans Working To Revitalize Neighborhoods Are Part Of Uno Student's Research.”, Michelle Thompson Aug 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story: “7 Streets In New Orleans Working To Revitalize Neighborhoods Are Part Of Uno Student's Research.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Hoffman Triangle Investments Encounter ‘Open-Air Drug Market.”, Michelle Thompson Jun 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Hoffman Triangle Investments Encounter ‘Open-Air Drug Market.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Hoffman Triangle Investments Encounter ‘Open-Air Drug Market.”, Michelle Thompson Jun 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Hoffman Triangle Investments Encounter ‘Open-Air Drug Market.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Housing, Geographic Information Systems, Community Development, Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Michelle Thompson May 2012

Housing, Geographic Information Systems, Community Development, Public Participation Geographic Information Systems, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


New Road Home Initiatives Announced By Hud Secretary, Michelle Thompson May 2012

New Road Home Initiatives Announced By Hud Secretary, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Included In The Fox 8 Story “Owners Of Rotting Townhouses Could Benefit From Federal Funds Again.”, Michelle Thompson Jan 2012

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Included In The Fox 8 Story “Owners Of Rotting Townhouses Could Benefit From Federal Funds Again.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


City Of New Orleans: Ibm Smarter Cities Challenge (Video), Michelle Thompson Dec 2011

City Of New Orleans: Ibm Smarter Cities Challenge (Video), Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Dr. Michelle Thompson reflects on the IBM technical assistance to improve technology for the City of New Orleans, LA.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The “Ibm Smarter Cities Video On New Orleans Technology.”, Michelle Thompson Dec 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Featured In The “Ibm Smarter Cities Video On New Orleans Technology.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Applied Geographic Information Systems: Turning Data Into Information (Cornell Cybertower), Michelle Thompson Jun 2011

Applied Geographic Information Systems: Turning Data Into Information (Cornell Cybertower), Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Map making is an event that we perform everyday. Whether we try to figure out the best route to a neighborhood park or travel cross-country, all of us "make maps." The process of creating maps for academic research is very much the same. Map making is an event that we perform everyday. Whether we try to figure out the best route to a neighborhood park or travel cross-country, all of us "make maps." The process of creating maps for academic research is very much the same. Data is gathered about a specific place, verified by theoretical ...