Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Service Learning Areas

Municipal and Ecological Planning

The Municipal and Ecological Planning Project was started as a GIS-based project which analyzed a variety of databases to produce the first GIS analysis of Taulabe, Honduras. This multi-faceted mapping database includes locations of caves and other potential ecotourism attractions, town water systems, agricultural development, and other physical attributes, and continues to be used to analyze deforestation and water quality data in the area.

The project has since evolved to include training in capacity building and grant writing for municipal partners and governments, and the planning of other economic development strategies.

          Honduras Projects

CID picNeal Purchase and Emily Watts recording infrastructure data using GPS with the help of Reynaldo Flores, 2007

CID picCaitrin Noel and Marlon Toledo leading a training workshop on water monitoring methods, 2007

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