Wharton GIS Lab

Wharton GIS Lab

Welcome to the Wharton GIS Lab of the University of Pennsylvania!

The mission of the Wharton GIS Lab is to be a center for research and learning in the applications of spatial knowledge. Our focus is on the study and research of geographic information systems (GIS) applications to aid in decision making for businesses and communities. The lab also is in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and collaborates with USGS in supporting SILUS.

FEATURED NEWS
The Sustainable City: Roundtable on Science, Urban Ecosystem Services, and Green Infrastructure

The Spatial Integration Laboratory for Urban Systems (SILUS), U.S. Geological Survey, Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR), and Wharton GIS Lab convened a one-day roundtable, The Sustainable City: Roundtable on Science, Urban Ecosystem Services, and Green Infrastructure, on May 19, 2015, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. The one day roundtable brought together key urban leaders on green infrastructure from local and federal governments across the country, as well as experts in policy, practice, and research. The event provided an opportunity to share best practices and to make further progress on this important issue for the 21st century city.

Wharton GIS Lab Working Paper
"The Sustainable City: Report on Roundtable on Science, Urban Ecosystem Services, and Green Infrastructure"