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FINAL POSTER

  1. 1. Texas southern University – Barbara Jordan Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs. Mickey Leland Center for Environment Justice & Sustainability Raiven Williams, MIS Major – Undergraduate Research Assistant/Mentee Anthony Rodriguez, Ph.D. Mentor Introduction The basis of our research is to promote and preserve sites on the campus with natural enclaves and the natural scape of the land using the integration of technology to provide an innovative cohesion of communication to existing and future stakeholders. We pose a general effort (goal) to generate funding to carry out the research on the institutional platform. Methods • Created and analyzed QR code with QReate • Used iTree software for tree cover analysis. • Selected 250 Random points coordinate selection built into the Itree. • Use of ARCGIS software • Design QR site selection • Foot traffic • Building usage • Campus impact • Potential points • Tiger walk East and West • Corridor below JHJ Bldg • New Science Bldg Commons • South side Student Center What’s Next We expect to have high site traffic and increased engagement from survey takers. Having the tags / codes strategically place at the sites for maximum visibility, our survey will have the opportunity to reach a larger test group. This engagement will be revisited and introduced at a later time as a way of monetizing opportunity to preserve the focused sites and open the scope for more sites throughout the campus and ultimately the community. Sources Gage, M., & Vandenberg, M., (1975) Hard landscape in concrete Halsted Press, New York Geo Core 5.1 Map Logistics Gen C YouTube Audience Study, March 2013, Google / IPSOSNowWhat Scientific Names: Forestry Images. Retrieved 4/24/06 from "http://www.forestryimages.org/ (use scientific name or common name for continuous link to item} QR_Stuff Generator from http://www.qrstuff.com/ (use for QR generations) Rodriguez, A. (2012) BJMLSPA Digatal Scholarship: Selected Works.bpress.comrodriquezam Abstract The TSU campus with its infrastructure, 47 buildings, and over 10000 users sitting on 150 acres provides more than academic training. The campus is also an ecosystem comprised of a variety of fauna and flora. The campus has been assess for its sustainability potential in relationship to power consumption but it has never undergone a study of its overall urban canopy value and its connection to the overall unbuilt urban ecology. According to previous work by Rodriguez (2012), the green capital provides benefits often overlooked. In this study we embark on the notion that knowledge of the natural value has not been widely disbursed and as such identified means to distribute information based on existing natural clusters and human movement. We expect to find out that users are equally concerned with the natural and sustainability issues within this institutional setting similar to households in a residential setting. Furthermore we set out to provide information portals to both share and collect data using advance technologies. After assessing the overall metrics on the campus, key points were selected using ARCGIS to identify potential clusters and nodes of greater natural sensitivity. We conclude that these clusters and nodes can stimulate both flora and fauna with limited human interjection and provide points of community connection. We concluded that technology has a place in the sustainability conversation within a campus/nonprofit institutional sector, to exert intellectual influence that can serve as a means towards protection of environment and promotion of alternative ways of doing the same. Conclusion In conclusion to our research , we have identified areas of interest that would be great sources for our Quick Response placement. These QR displays will generate unsolicited comments and campus reporting based for each geographical location. With the use of ArcGIS and iTREE we have been able to create environs and carry out subjective analysis within our study area. Opportunities to bring unknown natural scapes to a public platform have surfaced in result of our research. It is clear that technology has a place in the sustainability conversation within a campus/nonprofit institutional sector, to exert intellectual influence that can serve as a means towards protection of environment and promotion of alternative ways of doing the same Using technology for stakeholder involvement in promoting urban forestry and sustainability concerns within the institutional space: The case of Texas Southern University Keywords: Big Data, GIS, Communication, Urban Forestry, Natural Enclaves , Technology

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