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Tuesday, October 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Opening Keynote - Working Together to Plan a Prosperous Future: Using GIS to Make Effective Plans and Achieve Results

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Working Together to Plan a Prosperous Future: Using GIS to Make Effective Plans and Achieve Results
As a spatial planner who has been working on projects in the Caribbean since 2006, Steve Kemp has come to know and love the region and is passionate about the role that spatial planning can play in helping Caribbean nations and communities tackle the challenges they face and seize opportunities that have all-too-often remained just beyond their grasp.
In 2012/13, Steve led a multi-disciplinary team combining professionals from the Caribbean and the UK to help the Government of Trinidad & Tobago prepare a new National Spatial Development Strategy. The team included GIS experts who made major contributions to the plan-making process. Steve will explain how this experience has increased his understanding and appreciation of the key role that GIS can – and should – play in preparing sound, relevant, evidence-based and effective plans, and that GIS specialists can play in bringing different professions out of their silos to work as integrated teams with common purpose and understanding. He will also explain how GIS can help in engaging communities in plan-making and place-making and facilitating informed participation in democratic decision making.

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Steve Kemp

Executive Director, OpenPlan
I head an Urbanism, Place-making and Plan-making studio, based in the UK and working both there and in the Caribbean. My work focuses particularly upon making better places so that people can lead healthier more prosperous and fulfilling lives: this can be at a local level (currently working on a community plan for part of Barbados), a national level (recently led the preparation of Trinidad and Tobago's National Spatial Development Strategy... Read More →

Tuesday October 28, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
Arawak Ballroom A

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