09 July 2008

2008 Dangermond Fellowship

The 2008 Dangermond Fellowship has been announced, establishing once again that studying GIS in LA programs really pays:
Robert Douglas Lemon from the University of California, Berkeley, was selected as the 2008 recipient of the $10,000 Dangermond Fellowship. The Dangermond Fellowship was created through the collaborative efforts of ESRI, ASLA, and the Landscape Architecture Foundation to encourage the innovative use of geographic information systems (GIS) as a framework for exploring integrated approaches to landscape assessment and intervention. Lemon’s proposal, GIS, Culture, and Oakland Typologies, will measure individual as well as community perceptions about open space, valued space, streetscapes, neighborhood security, and problematic and even pathological spaces. His faculty adviser is Professor John D. Radke.
I really do believe that landscape architects often cognize GIS differently, and in ways that contribute to the large GIScience conversation. I look forward to getting our grad program online so we can help students pursue these as well.

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