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regulations were design-based (i.e. non-Euclidean), they required me to make frequent subjective judgments
on the visual qualities of streets, the orientation of proposed buildings to public spaces, and the relationship of
buildings and land uses to one another. I thoroughly enjoyed defending the principles of traditional town
planning, often to developers and citizens that were not particularly receptive, at ﬁrst, to deviations from the
conventional suburban planning model. URBP 179/279: Advanced GIS for Planners, Spring Semester 2008 Page 7 After relocating to the Bay Area in 2000, I worked with the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a GIS
Analyst. The Bay Area Lifeline Transportation Map that I completed for MTC was chosen from among
thousands of entries for inclusion in ESRI’s 2003 Map Book. This annual publication showcases innovative uses
of ESRI’s GIS software to solve real-world problems. The Lifeline map locates disadvantaged neighborhoods
and thousands of geocoded essential destinations (e.g. grocery stores, daycare centers, clinics) within the 9County region, al...
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