Dynamic Mapping of Secondary Cities Symposium II


Monday, June 17, 2019, 8:30am to 5:00pm


CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Solutions to today’s rapidly growing urban challenges require innovative thinking and accumulative efforts from the most forward-thinking problem solvers. We are excited to announce the official date, Monday, June 17, 2019, for our second symposium at Harvard University entitled, “Dynamic Mapping of (Secondary) Cities Symposium II”. This symposium is focused on strategies for driving innovation and creating lasting global
urban projects that emphasize data generation and mapping.

What to expect from the Dynamic Mapping of (Secondary) Cities Symposium II?

  • Understand information needs for future urban growth and settlement
  • Discuss best practices for data generation and sharing
  • Explore resources for local organizational and project mapping sustainability
  • Collectively identify innovative partnerships

To accomplish these goals we will focus on understanding the current state of urban-focused mapping initiatives, upcoming project developments, and the priorities of large-scale organizations to support these efforts. With this symposium, we will explore the application of urban-focused mapping initiatives.

Agenda (PDF)

  • Presentations by urban-focused initiatives to understand how program goals and solutions create a more resilient and sustainable future.
  • Panels with philanthropic and other urban-focused entities to explore the backing landscape of urban development issues.
  • Breakout sessions to explore platforms used by urban-focused initiatives.

Video recording:

Symposium flyer

Past symposium topics

About Us: The Secondary Cities Initiative

Secondary cities in the developing world are rapidly growing urban areas that are regional hubs for commerce, services, and governance. However, they often do not have adequate planning capacity for future development and growth. Since 2015, the Secondary Cities (2C) Initiative has promoted the local generation of geospatial data in under-mapped cities around the world. The 2C Initiative is one of many global urban projects with the aim to improve access to geospatial training, tools, and technology for urban planning and stakeholder participation. The 2C Initiative is a collaboration between the US Department of State and Colorado State University.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP.

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