Managing metropolitan regions: Workshop Programme



LeGates Lecture: The Geographical Information System Revolution in Urban Planning

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has come to define, what we might call, the cartographic sensibility of the urban designer. Richard LeGates, Professor of Urban Studies at San Francisco State University, is one of the eminent leaders in the development and use of GIS. His lecture 'The Geographical Information System Revolution in Urban Planning', on how the use of GIS has transformed urban and rural planning, is based on his recent book Think Globally, Act Regionally: GIS and Data Visualisation for Social Science and Public Policy Research.

Richard LeGates was the Geddes Institute Fellow for academic year 06/07. This lecture is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture and the Geddes Institute for Urban Research.