Geography and Environmental Sciences

Michael Hinke is a land use and environmental planner with expertise in applying web-based mapping and GIS technology to the planning and decision-making process. He applies his map-making and GIS skills to land use, transportation and recreation planning projects at the Federal, State, and local levels. In addition to serving as founder and principal consultant at Decision Support Resources, Michael teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Colorado on the application of software and the use of computer models to support the decision-making processes. He holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver and a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Michael is currently the FAST Lab coordinator at the University of Colorado, Denver Campus.

Research Interests:

  • Cumulative effects analysis
  • NEPA and Environmental planning
  • Land-use regulation and policy
  • Geographical information systems
  • Cartography