Chapel Hill Special Topics: "Planning Models and the Future Townscape"
Town of Chapel Hill Special Topics sessions return to the community
with "Planning Models and the Future Townscape" to be presented at noon
Wednesday, July 18, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin
Luther King Jr. Blvd. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Special Topics series began during the Chapel Hill 2020
comprehensive planning process as a way to share information with
interested residents who want to know more about issues, trends and
studies that affect the future. For past topics, see http://bit.ly/zi4gLo.
Garrett Davis, a long range planner for the Town of Chapel Hill,
will provide an overview of the
various types of planning models the Town uses to analyze and
understand data related to future population and employment growth and
related transportation and land use impacts. Models help planners gather
and analyze information and predict possible future outcomes, based on a
set of assumptions. The presentation, which will provide an overview of
the current use of planning modes in the Triangle region and focus on
the use of CommunityViz, an interactive software platform that
integrates land use mapping and statistical analysis used by the Town
during the development of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The presentation
will be followed by a question and answer session.
Garrett develops analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS),
and graphic design projects to aid the Town's planning initiatives. He
also provides professional support to other Town departments and partner
The public event will be aired live on Chapel Hill Government TV-18 and streamed on the Town of Chapel Hill website at www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1850. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-969-5061.