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Citizen Science in Urban Planning

This course introduces planners to citizen science and how citizen science can play a meaningful role in urban planning.

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Course Info

  • Duration 10 video lessons (35 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2017
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    What is Citizen Science?
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    Crowd Mapping
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    Crowd Problem Solving
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    Crowd Monitoring
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    Benefits of Citizen Science
    Chapter Duration 3 mins
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    Citizen Science in Urban Planning
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    The Challenge of Citizen Science
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Overcoming the Challenges
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    10.
    Getting Started
    Chapter Duration 4 mins

Course Description

Citizen science is a branch of crowdsourcing enabled by technology and citizens that are willing to act as amateur scientists. Citizen science has been around for over 100 years but has been increasingly utilized along with the proliferation of easily accessible technology and groups looking for creative solutions to some of societies biggest challenges. As a result, citizen science is an opportunity for citizens and planners to work together to understand what is happening in cities in ways that are collaborative, cost-efficient, and creative. The purpose of this course is to introduce planners to citizen science and how citizen science can play a meaningful role in urban planning.

Learn these skills

  • Civic Engagement
  • Research Methods

AICP CM

This course is approved for .5 AICP CM credit. 

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point. 

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Kendra Smith

Kendra Smith

Kendra L. Smith, Ph.D. is the Associate Director for Community Engaged Research in the Office of Community Engagement in the Center for Population Health Sciences - School of Medicine at Stanford University.

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