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GIS Day 2023: Sustainable Cities and Communities

GIS Day 2023: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Join the CMU Libraries GIS Services team on Wednesday November 15th to celebrate GIS Day! GIS Day is celebrated on the 3rd Wednesday of November as an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in society and for people to learn more about Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its benefits. This year CMU Libraries, Allegheny County GIS Office and Esri are hosting a day long symposium on Sustainable Cities and Communities. The day will end in an Open House with spatial themed activities and prizes! This event is open to all folks in the Pittsburgh Region. We hope this event is a day for people from across the Pittsburgh region to mingle and learn.


When and Where

This event is free and in-person only

Tentative Schedule

9:00 am - 12:00 pm, in Room 308 in Hunt Library: Morning session with talks and some details about Esri products and services.

12:00 - 1:00 pm, in the Sustainability Studio in Hunt Library: Lunch and activities

1:00 - 3:35 pm, in Room 308 in Hunt Library: Afternoon session with talks

3:35 - 4:20 pm, in Studio A in Hunt Library: Open House, Activities and Prizes

4:30 - 6:30 pm, at The Porch: Happy Hour with food and cash bar


Organized by

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries' GIS Services Team and Sustainability Studio, in collaboration with the Allegheny County GIS Office, Esri and other partners.


Wednesday, November 15, 2023
9:00am - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Hunt Library
Hunt Library
Registration has closed.

In-Person Event Information:

Workshops and events for Carnegie Mellon University Libraries are open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, ancestry, belief, veteran status or genetic information.

If you require accessibility accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


The event will be held in the Hunt Library at Carnegie Mellon University. Activities will be on the 1st floor (Studios and Sustainability Initiative) and the 3rd Floor (Room 308). 


Cars: There are several options for parking. Along Forbes Avenue, CMU’s East Garage is a good option with a maximum rate of $20. Metered Parking options along Schenley Drive and Circuit Road near the Westinghouse Memorial are also good options.

Bicycles: There is a bike rack outside of Hunt Library. If you prefer to park in a covered area, the East Garage has a bike rack near the entrance of the garage.

Public Transit

CMU is served by 61s and 71s and many other lines. To check, use the Google Maps or the Transit app. The main stops are at “Forbes Ave and Morewood Ave” and “Park Plaza on Craig St”.


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Emma Slayton

Data Curation, Visualization, and GIS Specialist


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Lencia Beltran

Open Science Program Coordinator


Lynn Kawaratani
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Jessica Benner