Introduction to the UrbanSim Cloud Platform
Wednesday, August 23, 2017, midnight
Thursday, December 31, 2020, midnight CST
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The UrbanSim Cloud Platform provides pre-built UrbanSim models and supporting tools for crafting and evaluating a socioeconomic forecast for a small geographic area. At the end of this course, participants will be acquainted with the UrbanSim forecasting methodology, understanding the features available in the UrbanSim Cloud Platform and the basics of an UrbanSim model at the Census block level. We will develop familiarity with the cloud platform's user interface and explore how to use the platform to track a city's development pipeline, edit development and zoning constraints, and refine a forecast. We will use the platform to compose scenarios, launch UrbanSim simulations, and visualize model outputs using the 3D mapping interface.
Sam Blanchard is a Data Scientist at UrbanSim Inc. where he specializes in land use modeling, transportation planning, and network and geospatial data analysis. He has a Master of City Planning and a MA in Geographic Information Science. He has a diverse background in both transportation planning and the geospatial sciences with expertise in network analysis, data science, GIS, and web mapping.