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Making Maps and Visualizing Information

Fri, Sep 14, 2018    4pm

Georgia Bullen is the Director of Technology Projects for New America’s Open Technology Institute. She currently manages Measurement Lab, a global open internet measurement platform, and works on the ecosystem of public interest technology. Prior to OTI, Georgia worked with the Spatial Information Design Lab, at GSAPP, on data visualization projects in the areas of social media, transit, economic geography, and other large-scale urban network issues. Her work focuses on the intersection of human-centered design, urban space, and technology – specifically, how technology can improve and facilitate civic engagement, access to information, and the infrastructure systems that serve our everyday lives. Georgia is an alum from the Urban Planning program at GSAPP and studied Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. Her previous work and projects are available at https://georgiabullen.com. You can follow her @georgiamoon on Twitter.

Lee Altman is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture in Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design program, where she coordinates the program’s regional design studio in the Hudson Valley. She is an urban designer and an associate at SCAPE Landscape Architecture, where she manages projects that integrate urban design and landscape strategies with sustainable and resilient public infrastructure.

Altman has previously worked for New York City’s Department of Design and Construction where she led the agency’s efforts on projects and initiatives to improve public health through the design of the built environment and collaborated on interagency efforts that employ design, policy, and evidence-based practices to improve public health outcomes. In addition, she promoted high-quality public design through the Design and Construction Excellence program. Prior to joining DDC, Altman worked with artists, scientists, and media professionals to form a multifaceted perspective and allow different voices and interests to participate and impact the design process of complex urban projects.

Altman serves as the co-chair of the Design Trust for Public Space Former Fellows Forum. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology, and Master of Science degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia GSAPP.

Lee Altman - Associate SCAPE Landscape Architecture