This course introduces geotechnology applications to demographic analysis, specifically the use of GIS for spatial analysis of demographics. Students will have the opportunity to synthesize their learning about demographic issues with hands-on use of GIS applications built on census data analysis through discussions and the presentation of case studies related to a variety of issues including the implications of demographic change for health care, social services, education, the economy, etc. Lectures will include illustrative case studies applied to demographic and settlement patterns at provincial, municipality, and neighbourhood scales within Canada, with emphasis placed on Canada's urban centres.
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