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Providence Adu is a doctoral student in geography at UNC Charlotte and a former planner for the city of Charlotte. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana and a Master of Science in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University. Adu's interests and work include mapping, GIS systems, data visualizations and data management.
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