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Geospatial Forum with Dr. Elizabeth Wentz
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
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.
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