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Infrastructure Siting Talk Marks GIS Day in Redlands

Matt Ball on November 12, 2013 - in Announcement, Planning

The University of Redlands Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis will continue its speakers series with a presentation by Hal T. Nelson 6:15 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 in the university’s Casa Loma Room. The program is part of the GIS Day celebrations taking place at the University of Redlands.

Nelson will speak on “Getting to Yes? The Sustainable Energy Modeling Program: A Decision Support System for Infrastructure Siting.” He will explain the results of the Sustainable Energy Modeling Program, a decision support system for infrastructure siting. The model fuses geographical information system data, an agent-based model of citizen attitude and behavior diffusion with spatial bargaining models of stakeholder and regulatory decision making to simulate the complexity of infrastructure siting.

Nelson is research assistant professor in the division of politics and economics at Claremont Graduate University. His research interests focus on stakeholder participation and facilitation, simulation modeling and economic analysis. His research simulates citizen and stakeholder opposition to new infrastructure projects in the built environment using GIS and agent based modeling.

Nelson has publications in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, Land Use Policy, Ecology and Society, Energy Policy, the Journal of Policy Studies, the Journal of Environment and Development, the Journal of Public Affairs Education, the Journal of Environmental Planning and Management and Climate Policy.

The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. Register by Friday at 909-748-8769 or vanessa_siliezar@redlands.edu

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