Brown, Donald R
Rep. Anne M. Gobi
Public opinion is an integral component to land preservation decision making which previous prioritization systems have neglected. To address this, a process was created which incorporates public opinion into the land preservation process. A GIS based framework was used to generate prioritization maps from community member rankings in a focus group setting. This process is effective in gaining a better understanding of the public prioritization preferences, and can be used to build consensus in the local community.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering