U.S. Habitat III Booth: Schedule of Events

Harnessing the Power of Data to Create Sustainable Cities

A joint exhibit at Habitat III between the US Department of State, Esri, and Ecocity Builders

To join the conversation on urban data innovations, visit our booth in the Habitat Exhibit Hall (Area B, Booth 59), where we will be hosting a full schedule of interactive workshops and presentations. Additional details and schedule updates are available at the booth.

A bilingual version of the schedule is available here.

Monday, October 17

10:15

Gain Urbinsight Through Participatory Planning

Ashoka Finley, Sydney Moss - Ecocity Builders

Learn how to develop participatory action research using citizen data.

11:00

3D in ArcGIS – Transforming Design and Urban Planning (in Spanish)

Carlos Cardona, Esri

Learn how 3D GIS is being used to transform the way our communities are built.

11:45

Harnessing the Data Revolution for Climate Resilience

Larry Sperling, US Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator

Session will present, and invite support for a Joint Declaration on Harnessing the Data Revolution for Climate Resilience and the newly launched Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness.

12:30

Secondary Cities Initiative in Cusco, Peru (in Spanish)

Santos Mera, Ecocity Builders

Learn about how secondary cities can build partnerships to boost geospatial capacity, enhance understanding through data and mapping, and enable science-based decision making.

13:15

Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone, Porto Alegre Brazil

Alexandre Pereira Santos, Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone

Learn how a neighborhood is changing a once degraded zone into an example of sustainability, business resource efficiency, and better daily life.

14:00

Geo Urbanize Concept

Ramon Perez, GDS Latam Group

Explore how Geodesign can be a collaborative platform for developing and improving urban human communities and rural villages at sustainable environments by taking care of nature in all stages.

14:45

GeoSUMR: A Partnership to Support the New Urban Agenda

Fernando Echavarria, US Department of State, Office of Space & Advanced Technology; Marsha Goldberg, GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience (GeoSUMR)

Learn about our public-private partnership applying the power of geospatial information to expedite provision of infrastructure services for growing urban populations.

15:30

Mapping the human element in Secondary Cities

Faith Sternlieb, Colorado State University; Laura Cline, US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

Learn about geospatial technology best practices and sustainable city partnerships for Secondary Cities

16:15

Hands-on Mapathon for Urban Resilience: Cotopaxi Volcano and Latacunga, Ecuador

Jeffrey Szuchman,Tony Piaskowy - USAID; Laura Cline, US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

Bring your laptop to help map Latacunga, Ecuador in support of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, while learning to use OpenStreetMap to support humanitarian initiatives.

17:00

Smart Sustainable Communities

Shannon McElvaney, Esri

Learn how to make your community both smart and sustainable.

Tuesday October 18

10:15

Monitoring Global Change from Space: Megacities and the Rural to Urban Transformation

Dr. Son V. Nghiem, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

NASA-JPL's research has enabled satellite observations of an astounding rural-urban transformation with rapid developments of megacities that impact air and water qualities, vector-borne disease pathways, and socioeconomic shifts across the world.

11:00

Building GIS Capacity in the Amazon / Creando Capacidades SIG en la Amazonía - AmazonGISnet

Richard Resl, UNIGIS America Latina

Learn how the Atlas Ambiental and Esri Story Maps are being used to tell the stories of indigenous communities / Aprender como el Atlas Ambiental y los "Story Maps" de Esri se utilizan para contar las historias de las comunidades indígenas.

11:45

Gain Urbinsight Through Participatory Planning

Ashoka Finley, Sydney Moss - Ecocity Builders

Learn how to develop participatory action research using citizen data.

12:30

Kathmandu Walks - Walking for health and social sustainability

Shanta Lal Lulmi, Ecocity Builders

Learn about how a community health organization has organized car-free days in Kathmandu Nepal to promote walking, social health and clean air in the city's densely populated center.

13:15

Open Data and Smart Communities (in Spanish)

Carlos Cardona, Esri

Learn how open data policies can drive innovative problem solving in your community.

14:00

Ecocity World Summit 2017, Melbourne Australia

Kirstin Miller, Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders

Learn about the Ecocity World Summit, it's themes, topics, and how you can participate/present.

14:45

Mapping the human element in Secondary Cities: Esmeraldas, Ecuador (in Spanish)

Faith Sternlieb, Colorado State University; Laura Cline, US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

Learn about geospatial technology best practices and sustainable city partnerships being created to understand the key issues and analysis to address these for Secondary Cities.

15:30

Open Tools for field collection of human geography data

Faith Sternlieb, Colorado State University; Laura Cline, US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

Appropriate geospatial technology is not always the latest application or software program or coding. We will demonstrate how sometimes the simplest technologies are not only the best available but the most practical.

16:15

Modelling residential land-values and estimating the impacts of planning interventions

Andres Morales, University of Twente, ITC; POC: Jeroen VerPlanke, University of Twente, ITC

Learn how unique spatial analysis techniques are being used to model accessibility, land value, and sustainability.

16:30

Informal settlement mapping with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Caroline Gevaert, University of Twente, ITC; POC: Jeroen VerPlanke, University of Twente, ITC

Learn how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are changing the way we map informal settlements and hazardous areas.

17:15

GeoSUMR: A Partnership to Support the New Urban Agenda

Fernando Echavarria, US Department of State, Office of Space & Advanced Technology; Marsha Goldberg, GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience (GeoSUMR)

Learn about our public-private partnership applying the power of geospatial information to expedite provision of infrastructure services for growing urban populations.

Wednesday, October 19

10:15

Beating Back Zika (Google Hangout)

Josh Glasser, Department of State, Office of International Health & Biodefense, Christen Fornadel, USAID

How urbanists and health experts can work together to defeat disease-carrying mosquitoes

11:00

City Metaflow- model a city's urban metabolic system

Sydney Moss, Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders

Communicate how well your city is doing using urban metabolic information system metadiagrams.

11:45

3D in ArcGIS – Transforming Design and Urban Planning (in Spanish)

Carlos Cardona, Esri

Learn how 3D GIS is being used to transform the way our communities are built.

12:30

Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone, Porto Alegre Brazil

Alexandre Pereira Santos, Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone

Learn how a neighborhood is changing a once degraded zone into an example of sustainability, business resource efficiency, and better daily life.

13:15

Open Data and Smart Communities (in Spanish)

Carlos Cardona, Esri

Learn how open data policies can drive innovative problem solving in your community.

14:00

Secondary Cities Initiative in Cusco, Peru (in Spanish)

Santos Mera, Ecocity Builders

Learn about how secondary cities can build partnerships to boost geospatial capacity, enhance understanding through data and mapping, and enable science-based decision making.

14:45

Citizen Participation and Contribution for Improving Public Services (in English & Spanish)

Carolina Sánchez, Norman Orellana - IDS Ecuador

Learn how to empower citizens for them to engage with governmental agencies to report incidents, damage in infrastructure and public services that require improvements and interventions.

15:30

Using ArcGIS Apps for field data collection

Carmelle Terborgh, Esri

Learn about Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS - two new innovative applications for field data collection, even in disconnected environments.

16:15

What is an Ecocity and how do you measure it?

Kirstin Miller

Learn what an Ecocity is and how you can do a quick assessment of your city using the Ecocity Framework.

17:00

TBD

 

Thursday, October 20

10:15

Modelling residential land-values and estimating the impacts of planning interventions

Andres Morales, University of Twente, ITC; POC: Jeroen VerPlanke, University of Twente, ITC

Learn how unique spatial analysis techniques are being used to model accessibility, land value, and sustainability.

10:45

Informal settlement mapping with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Caroline Gevaert, University of Twente, ITC; POC: Jeroen VerPlanke, University of Twente, ITC

Learn how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are changing the way we map informal settlements and hazardous areas.

11:15

Using ArcGIS Apps for field data collection

Carmelle Terborgh, Esri

Learn about Drone2Map for ArcGIS and Survey123 for ArcGIS - two new innovative applications for field data collection, even in disconnected environments.

12:00

Data Revolution Roadmaps: A Tool for Urban Sustainability

Larry Sperling, US Department of State, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator

Presenting a tool to help local (and national) governments chart a course for harnessing data for SDG implementation.

12:45

What is an Ecocity and how do you measure it?

Kirstin Miller, Ecocity Builders

Learn what an Ecocity is and how you can do a quick assessment of your city using the Ecocity Framework.

13:30

TBD

 

14:15

Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone, Porto Alegre Brazil

Alexandre Pereira Santos, Porto Alegre Sustainable Innovation Zone

Learn how a neighborhood is changing a once degraded zone into an example of sustainability, business resource efficiency, and better daily life.

15:00

Kathmandu Walks - Walking for health and social sustainability

Shanta Lal Lulmi, Ecocity Builders

Learn about how a community health organization has organized car-free days in Kathmandu Nepal to promote walking, social health and clean air in the city's densely populated center.

15:45

City Metaflow- model a city's urban metabolic system

Sydney Moss, Ashoka Finley - Ecocity Builders

Communicate how well your city is doing using urban metabolic information system metadiagrams.

16:30

Hands-on Mapathon for Urban Resilience: Cotopaxi Volcano and Latacunga, Ecuador

Jeffrey Szuchman and/or Tony Piaskowy, USAID; Laura Cline, US Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit

Bring your laptop to help map Latacunga, Ecuador in support of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program, while learning to use OpenStreetMap to support humanitarian initiatives.