Integrating State of the Art Technology into a Small Planning Department

APA Arizona Chapter

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Friday, November 6, 2015
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. MST

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Overview

Take-Away: The technology session will demonstrate how

 

 

 

 

new technology can and has been integrated into planning

 

projects. As technology evolves and becomes increasingly

 

accessible, some organizations have found success in cost

 

effective technology integration. Using technology can make

 

a project come to life; it can also sell a project to stakeholders.

 

Technology can also provide increased customer service, data

 

management and reporting, efficiency, and cost savings.

 

 

 

Description: Integrating state of the art technology into

 

 

 

 

a small planning department. Many jurisdictions struggle

 

with integrating technology into their department because

 

of budget constraints and perceived barriers. This session

 

will show how a small planning agency, with a staff of 5

 

planners, managed to incorporate state of the art digital

 

technology, including the use of drones, go-pro, GIS and

 

smartphone apps, with a minimal budget and without hiring a

 

consultant. Demonstrations of their work will be given as well

 

as a discussion of some challenges and successes, including

 

a $31 million dollar roadway enhancement project which

 

was approved solely due to a 15 minute video. Tech based

 

planning products such as integrative trail maps and floodplain

 

analysis will be demonstrated as well. A demonstration on

 

how quick and effectively the technology can be adapted into

 

various planning projects will also take place.

 

 

 

Presenter: Todd Fortune and Jeanette De Renne, AICP

 

Speakers

Jeanette De Renne, AICP

Jeanette De Renne is a Principal Planner for the Pima County Department of Transportation and has been working in the planning field for 15 years. She has worked for both local government and as a consultant for state and federal projects, specializing in compatibility planning, federal facilities planning, land use ... Read More