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Smart Shrinkage: Better Planning And Decision-Making For Legacy Cities, Michael P. Johnson Jr. Oct 2019

Smart Shrinkage: Better Planning And Decision-Making For Legacy Cities, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

Neighborhoods, cities and regions facing long-term declines in population and economic activity may consider alternative responses, such as revitalization, regeneration, shrinkage and abandonment. In this presentation I show that planning decisions intended to improve quality of life, informed by qualitative and quantitative data and analytic methods, implemented through accessible and affordable technologies, and based on notions of social impact and social justice, can enable residents to play a leading role in the positive transformation of shrinking cities and
distressed communities.


Decision Modeling For Housing And Community Development: A Methodology For Evidence-Based Urban And Regional Planning, Michael P. Johnson Jr. Aug 2017

Decision Modeling For Housing And Community Development: A Methodology For Evidence-Based Urban And Regional Planning, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

Urban community development corporations and other local institutions routinely face challenging problems in housing and economic development that require substantial expertise in data analytics and decision modeling. Recent research, inspired by local responses to the housing foreclosure crisis, and developed in cooperation with Boston-area CDCs, has resulted in a collection of applications that can assist CDCs and similar organizations to design local interventions for acquisition and redevelopment of housing. This paper describes these applications. The first of these is values and objective design, i.e. the process of identifying decision opportunities. The second of these is data analytics, or the ...


Ppol-G 746 Geographic Information Systems For Public Policy, Michael P. Johnson Jr. Jun 2017

Ppol-G 746 Geographic Information Systems For Public Policy, Michael P. Johnson Jr.

Michael P. Johnson

The purpose of this course is to learn principles and applications of GIS to support doctoral-level research and master’s-level research and analysis in public policy and related disciplines, such as public management, gerontology and urban and regional planning. This course has a particular focus on spatial data collection and analysis for urbanized regions within the greater Boston area. We will address basic geographic and mapping concepts. These include: world coordinate system and projections, map topology, tiled and layered maps, standard computer map file formats, data processing and data analysis, including Web-enabled GIS. We will also study advanced methods suitable ...


Revisiting Critical Gis, Jim Thatcher, Luke Bergmann, Britta Ricker, Reuben Rose-Redwood, Daniel O’Sullivan, Trevor J. Barnes, Luke R. Barnesmoore, Laura Beltz Imaoka, Ryan Burns, Jonathan Cinnamon, Craig M. Dalton, Clinton Davis, Stuart Dunn, Francis Harvey, Jin-Kyu Jung, Elen Kersten, Ladona Knigge, Nick Lally, Wen Lin, Dillon Mahmoudi, Michael Martin, Will Payne, Amir Sheikh, Taylor Shelton, Eric Sheppard, Chris W. Strother, Alexander Tarr, Matthew W. Wilson, Jason C. Young Oct 2016

Revisiting Critical Gis, Jim Thatcher, Luke Bergmann, Britta Ricker, Reuben Rose-Redwood, Daniel O’Sullivan, Trevor J. Barnes, Luke R. Barnesmoore, Laura Beltz Imaoka, Ryan Burns, Jonathan Cinnamon, Craig M. Dalton, Clinton Davis, Stuart Dunn, Francis Harvey, Jin-Kyu Jung, Elen Kersten, Ladona Knigge, Nick Lally, Wen Lin, Dillon Mahmoudi, Michael Martin, Will Payne, Amir Sheikh, Taylor Shelton, Eric Sheppard, Chris W. Strother, Alexander Tarr, Matthew W. Wilson, Jason C. Young

Britta Ricker

The article looks into the critical geographic information science (GIS) in approaching questions both emerging and enduring around the intersection of the spatial and the digital. It offers trading zones for discussion of issues, for building alliances and interrogating tensions, and for a constant dialectical process of critique and renewal. One tension running through critical GIS is the contradictory role it has played in addressing questions of social justice.


Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Justin Hollander, Eliza D. Whiteman Jul 2015

Data And Analytics For Neighborhood Development: Smart Shrinkage Decision Modeling In Baltimore, Maryland, Michael P. Johnson Jr., Justin Hollander, Eliza D. Whiteman

Michael P. Johnson

Many older cities in the United States confront the problem of long-term decline in population and economic activity resulting in blighted conditions that make conventional revitalization initiatives unlikely to succeed. Smart shrinkage, a planning approach that emphasizes alternative land uses while preserving quality of life, offers a way for cities to remain desirable places to live and work. However, there is little research on empirical methods to support planning decisions consistent with smart shrinkage. We present results from two studies with planners from the City of Baltimore that provide novel insights regarding ways in which planners can perform vacant property ...


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.


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.


Whodata.Org 2012 Newsletter, Michelle M. Thompson, Darin Acosta, Alena A. Anderson, Brittany N. Arceneaux, Josh Baer, Brian J. Baldwin, Carl Seifert, Chandra Teddleton Feb 2013

Whodata.Org 2012 Newsletter, Michelle M. Thompson, Darin Acosta, Alena A. Anderson, Brittany N. Arceneaux, Josh Baer, Brian J. Baldwin, Carl Seifert, Chandra Teddleton

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

WhoData.org, a community-focused public participation geographic information project, aims to share data that academic, public, private and non-profit organizations can use to assess, monitor and manage quality of life issues. WhoData empowers resident-led, non-profit or communityfocused groups, primarily in New Orleans, with training and resources to map and analyze data they collect on neighborhood conditions and trends. The community data information system, www.whodata.org, houses the results of property condition surveys. Residents are able to highlight priority properties that reflect indicators of blight, create customized maps and export property lists to share with the public and municipal leaders ...


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.


Hoffman Triangle 2012: Neighborhood Profile Report, Michelle M. Thompson, Josh Baer, Rachael Bauer, Frank Carter, Patrick Coyle, Alex Depriest, Malissa Dietsch, Lawrence Guimont, Kevin Harrison, Nelson Hollings, Annabeth Mccall, Tara Mckeefry, Valerie Mcmillan, Brooke Perry, Adarian Pike, Kevin Potter Nov 2012

Hoffman Triangle 2012: Neighborhood Profile Report, Michelle M. Thompson, Josh Baer, Rachael Bauer, Frank Carter, Patrick Coyle, Alex Depriest, Malissa Dietsch, Lawrence Guimont, Kevin Harrison, Nelson Hollings, Annabeth Mccall, Tara Mckeefry, Valerie Mcmillan, Brooke Perry, Adarian Pike, Kevin Potter

Dr. Michelle M. Thompson, GISP, FRGS

Hoffman Triangle is located in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans. It is bounded by South Claiborne Avenue to the South, Toledo Street and Washington Avenue to the West and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the East. It is a neighborhood that continues to evolve and significantly grow after the Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In order to support the work that the Neighborhood Development Foundation, Associated Neighborhood Development and the Hoffman Triangle Neighborhood Association are doing to improve the quality of life of all existing and future residents, WhoData.org and the University of New Orleans – Department of ...


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.


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.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Data Processors Want Standard In Collecting Road Home Info.” Note: Content Is For Subscribers Only., Michelle Thompson Mar 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Data Processors Want Standard In Collecting Road Home Info.” Note: Content Is For Subscribers Only., 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 “Data Processors Want Standard In Collecting Road Home Info.” Note: Content Is For Subscribers Only., Michelle Thompson Mar 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The New Orleans City Business Article “Data Processors Want Standard In Collecting Road Home Info.” Note: Content Is For Subscribers Only., Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Appeared Live On Wwl-Tv’S Eyewitness Morning News To Discuss The New Website Whodata.Org., Michelle Thompson Feb 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Appeared Live On Wwl-Tv’S Eyewitness Morning News To Discuss The New Website Whodata.Org., Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Whodata.Org, The Website Project Of The Uno Planning And Urban Studies Department, Was Featured In The Times-Picayune Article “New Orleans Blight Websites Get Varied Responses From City Hall.”, Michelle Thompson Feb 2011

Whodata.Org, The Website Project Of The Uno Planning And Urban Studies Department, Was Featured In The Times-Picayune Article “New Orleans Blight Websites Get Varied Responses From City Hall.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story “Website Tracks Neighborhood Recovery In N.O.”, Michelle Thompson Feb 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The Times-Picayune Story “Website Tracks Neighborhood Recovery In N.O.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Interviewed Live On The Fox 8 Morning News To Discuss The Launch Of The Website Whodata.Org., Michelle Thompson Feb 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Interviewed Live On The Fox 8 Morning News To Discuss The Launch Of The Website Whodata.Org., Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The The Times-Picayune Article “Whodata.Org Allows New Orleans Residents To Track Recovery In Their Neighborhoods”, Michelle Thompson Jan 2011

Michelle Thompson, Assistant Professor Of Planning And Urban Studies, Was Quoted In The The Times-Picayune Article “Whodata.Org Allows New Orleans Residents To Track Recovery In Their Neighborhoods”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.


The Uno Department Of Planning And Urban Studies Was Included In The New Orleans City Business Story “Uno Students Complete Homeownership Program Study.”, Michelle Thompson Dec 2010

The Uno Department Of Planning And Urban Studies Was Included In The New Orleans City Business Story “Uno Students Complete Homeownership Program Study.”, Michelle Thompson

Michelle M. Thompson

No abstract provided.