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Projects


Conservation Subdivisions in Southeastern Wisconsin
Aslı is leading an investigation about the environmental merits of conservation subdivision design.  The study examines environmental merits of conservation subdivisions built in Waukesha County, WI between 1990-2005 and involves a comparative analysis of conservation and conventional subdivisions built during the same period.

The research team has developed a GIS-based toolkit to help design and assess conservation subdivisions. The toolkit is available at no cost to interested planners and developers at the following link: Download GIS-Based Toolkit. If you have any questions or suggestions about the toolkit, have trouble projecting your data layers for the Site Assessment component, or cannot use compressed files, please contact Aslı at gocmen@wisc.edu.

GIS Use for Planning in Wisconsin
Aslı has lead an effort to evaluate the use of GIS in Wisconsin’s public planning agencies.  The study emphasizes the investigation of the challenges to the effective use of GIS in these agencies. As of Fall of 2010, four publications from this study are available. If interested, please see Aslı’s list of publications to access these documents.

Aslı is colloborating with partners on other research studies as mentioned below:

-Using Social Indicators to Improve Water Quality in the Midwest (http://ohiowatersheds.osu.edu/gl/index.php)
-Teaching kids ecological thinking and planning through epistemic games (for more info on epistemic games at UW, please see:
http://coweb.wcer.wisc.edu/eg)