The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design

By Thomas Fisher, Brian Orland, Carl Steinitz

The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design explains how researchers, scientists, designers, and students can use geodesign principles to work together through analysis, technology, and collaboration.

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The world faces challenges that supersede and ignore national and regional boundaries and cannot be solved by a single individual, nation, science, or profession. Preparing for the outcomes of population growth and rising global temperatures requires multidisciplinary approaches and collaboration among all the stakeholders. Global social and environmental issues will increasingly become multiregional and multinational, and we therefore will need to plan in what should become one language. The language of geodesign.

In The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design, editors Thomas Fisher, Brian Orland, and Carl Steinitz introduce you to a geodesign approach that allows multiple disciplinary teams to collaborate and design at geographic scale using geographic information systems (GIS) and design tools to explore alternative future scenarios. 

  • Learn The International Geodesign Collaboration workflow for addressing the complex global challenges when working on widely diverse, multidisciplinary projects.
  • Explore the potential futures of 51 university project areas around the world.

The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design shows how researchers, scientists, designers, and students, can use geodesign principles to work together through analysis, technology, and collaboration.

Thomas Fisher
Thomas Fisher, is Director of the Minnesota Design Center, and Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design, He is a graduate of Cornell University in architecture and Case Western Reserve University in intellectual history.

Brian Orland
Brian Orland is the Rado Family Foundation/University of Georgia Foundation Professor of Geodesign at the University of Georgia, College of Environment + Design. He holds degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 

Carl Steinitz
Carl Steinitz is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He has devoted much of his academic and professional career to improving decisions in conservation and development.

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