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#ACSP2019: Analytical Methods, Technology and Society Track

Monday, August 19, 2019  
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As we continue to highlight the various educational tracks for the ACSP Annual Conference (#ACSP2019), we'd like to introduce you to two of our conference track chairs for the Analytical Methods, Technology and Society track.

Meet #ACPS2019 Chairs:


Jennifer Minner
2018, 2019, 2020





Junfeng Jiao
2019, 2020, 2021


A Word From Our Chairs:

“This year, the Analytical Methods, Technology and Society track welcomed more sessions examining technology, society and futurity from a variety of perspectives. Papers in this track unpack perspectives of justice in the algorithm, use drones to hover over public life and public space, and uncover climate questions as magnified through scenario planning tools. Our track includes explorations of digital redlining, the pursuit of happiness as expressed in social media and urban space, the use of augmented reality to see the past, and the joining of human intelligence with artificial, to name just a few more topics. Papers speak to scholarly innovation as aided by technology and also critical commentary on technology. This array of planning scholarship illustrates an ever-expanding analytical toolbox of computational methods and socio-technological topics.” -- Jennifer & Junfeng

Track Description:

The Analytical Methods, Technology, & Society track presents innovative analysis methods or novel applications of technology to cities, urban studies and planning. We welcome research into the interactions between technology, society, and planning theory and practice. Areas of continuing interest include but are not limited to: GIS mapping, Urban Informatics, spatial analysis, and planning support systems; statistical and computational modeling of urban and regional environment; and sensing techniques. Areas of growing interest include smart systems and infrastructure, mobile communications and sensing, open data, big data, data analysis, visualization, representation of the built environment, and the applications of social science methods and theories to the study of technology. We welcome any papers that demonstrate new applications, analyses, methods, or technology that assist all areas of planning practice, theory or concerns.

Visit our Conference Page for more on all of the tracks for #ACSP2019.


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  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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