‘Heritage potential’ map aims to help urban planners preserve history

Folio Magazine, July 3, 2018, by Michael Brown.

A University of Alberta student created a model to determine areas of potential archeological and heritage significance to help policy makers, urban planners and developers make better-informed decisions about where to set urban developments.

“In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, we need to better understand there are places within and around Edmonton that are important to First Nations people,” said Katherine Gadd, who undertook the project as a requirement for a senior-level advanced geographic information systems course for her master’s. Read more about Katherine’s heritage potential modelling project, some of which was conducted at the Mattheis Research Ranch in southern Alberta.