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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Elizabeth Wentz

September 10 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Dr. Elizabeth Wentz
Professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, and Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College, Arizona State University; hosted by Dr. Jelena Vukomanovic

Presentation Title
Spatial Data Supporting Knowledge-based Decision Making for Community Resilience


In this forum, Dr. Wentz shares the goals and outcomes from Arizona State University’s Knowledge Exchange for Resilience (KER). KER is a boundary organization with the intent to build community resilience in Maricopa County, Arizona. Here, community resilience is defined as the capacity of a community to withstand and respond to long term stresses and acute shocks. KER’s signature activities in the knowledge exchange include a Hunch Lunch, where ideas around vulnerabilities and solutions are shared; Fellows program, where individuals from the community and the university partner to deeply explore assets and vulnerabilities; and a data dashboard, where data from diverse sources, including location-based data, are brought together and shared to build awareness of problems and to identify responses. A case study is presented to illustrate how data and partnerships can improve the impact of the long term stress of high summertime temperatures on health and economic resilience.



September 10
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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