A Framework for Geodesign

Describing A Framework for Geodesign, author Steinitz says, "This book should be seen as a discussion with examples, intended to illustrate the issues and choices involved in the organization and management of large and complex geodesign ...

A Framework for Geodesign

A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design, published by Esri Press, details the procedures that pioneer landscape architect and planner Carl Steinitz developed for the implementation of geodesign in the planning process. Geodesign is a methodology that provides a design framework and supporting technology to leverage geographic information, resulting in designs that more closely follow natural systems. Describing A Framework for Geodesign, author Steinitz says, "This book should be seen as a discussion with examples, intended to illustrate the issues and choices involved in the organization and management of large and complex geodesign studies and projects." Steinitz' framework is shaped by a set of six key questions he developed while analyzing and refining the geodesign process: How should the study area be described?; How does the study area function?; Is the current study area working well?; How might the study area be altered?; What difference might the changes cause?; How should the study area be changed?

Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciences

Twelve metropolitan carbon footprints: A preliminary comparative global
assessment. Energy Policy,38, 4856–4869. Steinitz, C. (2012). A framework for
geodesign: Changing Geography by design. Redlands: ESRI. U.S. Department of
Energy ...

Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciences

In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group of spatial planners, architects, landscape designers, archaeologists, and geospatial scientists to explore the notion of ‘Geodesign thinking’, whereby spatial technologies (such as integrated 3D modelling, network analysis, visualization tools, and information dashboards) are used to answer ‘what if’ questions to design alternatives on aspects like urban visibility, flood risks, sustainability, economic development, heritage appreciation and public engagement. The book offers a single source of geodesign theory from a European perspective by first introducing the geodesign framework, then exploring various case studies on solving complex, dynamic, and multi-stakeholder design challenges. This book will appeal to practitioners and researchers alike who are eager to bring design analysis, intelligent planning, and consensus building to a whole new level.

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2020

Brazilian Geodesign Platform: WebGis & SDI & Geodesign as Co-creation and
Geo-Collaboration Ana Clara Mourão Moura(&) ... It compares and justifies a new
framework in Geodesign in face to main models generally used and discusses ...

Computational Science and Its Applications     ICCSA 2020

The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present research, industrial and commercial applications, and plays a unique role in exploiting ICT innovative technologies. The 466 full papers and 32 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1450 submissions. Apart from the general track, ICCSA 2020 also include 52 workshops, in various areas of computational sciences, ranging from computational science technologies, to specific areas of computational sciences, such as software engineering, security, machine learning and artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, and of applications in many fields.

Handbook of Research on Digital Research Methods and Architectural Tools in Urban Planning and Design

Each of the questions targets a different aspect, yet all of them together draw the
whole image of the geodesign framework. According to Steinitz (2012), the first
question targets the representation models, while the second targets the process
 ...

Handbook of Research on Digital Research Methods and Architectural Tools in Urban Planning and Design

The efficient usage, investigation, and promotion of new methods, tools, and technologies within the field of architecture, particularly in urban planning and design, is becoming more critical as innovation holds the key to cities becoming smarter and ultimately more sustainable. In response to this need, strategies that can potentially yield more realistic results are continually being sought. The Handbook of Research on Digital Research Methods and Architectural Tools in Urban Planning and Design is a critical reference source that comprehensively covers the concepts and processes of more than 20 new methods in both planning and design in the field of architecture and aims to explain the ways for researchers to apply these methods in their works. Pairing innovative approaches alongside traditional research methods, the physical dimensions of traditional and new cities are addressed in addition to the non-physical aspects and applied models that are currently under development in new settlements such as sustainable cities, smart cities, creative cities, and intercultural cities. Featuring a wide range of topics such as built environment, urban morphology, and city information modeling, this book is essential for researchers, academicians, professionals, technology developers, architects, engineers, and policymakers.

Geo Design

Since there is no one single multi-layered safety policy, a framework such as
geodesign, which takes into account the roles and values of the people at place
and the principles of sustainability in a collaborative and interactive process for ...

Geo Design

Geo-Design. Advances in bridging geo-information technology and design bring together a wide variety of contributions from authors with backgrounds in urban planning, landscape architecture, education and geo-information technology presenting the latest insights and applications of geo-design. Geo-Design is here understood as a hybridization of the concepts “Geo” – representing the modeling, analytical and visualization capacities of GIS, and “Design” – representing spatial planning and design, turning existing situations into preferred ones. Through focusing on interdisciplinary design-related concepts and applications of GIS international experts share their recent findings and provide clues for the further development of geo-design. This is important since there is still much to do. Not only in the development of geo-information technology, but especially in bridging the gap with the design-disciplines. The uptake on using GIS is still remarkably slow among landscape architects, urban designers and planners, and when utilized it is often restricted to the basic tasks of mapmaking and data access. Knowledge development and dissemination of applications of geodesign through research, publications, and education, therefore, remain key factors. This publication draws upon the insights shared at the Geodesign Summit Europe held at Delft University of Technology in 2014. All contributions in the book are double-blind reviewed by experts in the field.

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning

This dissertation uses the Steinitz geodesign framework to demonstrate a systematic approach for analyzing synergies and trade-offs between different types of green infrastructure across multiple scales and functions, a novel application of ...

Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning

University of Washington Abstract Strategic Green Infrastructure Planning: A Geodesign-based Planning Support Approach Mary J. Roderick Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor Robert Mugerauer Department of Urban Design and Planning Green infrastructure is increasingly utilized to improve and restore ecosystem function and ecosystem services in urban areas; however, it is often implemented in a piecemeal, opportunistic, single-purpose fashion. This dissertation uses the Steinitz geodesign framework to demonstrate a systematic approach for analyzing synergies and trade-offs between different types of green infrastructure across multiple scales and functions, a novel application of the framework, to enable strategic green infrastructure planning at the city scale. The focal geography and jurisdiction for this research is Seattle, WA. While regional or landscape-driven approaches (e.g. Puget Sound Regional Council, Puget Sound Partnership, WA Department of Ecology Watershed Resource Inventory Areas) to planning are important, the city scale affords the administrative, regulatory and financing mechanisms needed to implement green infrastructure programmatically across multiple infrastructure systems. By iterating through the geodesign framework, the complex picture of green infrastructure planning across multiple scales, functions, and departments with a broad range of requirements driven by many different influences is successively simplified to narrow in on a few key systems and questions. However, the geodesign process and outcomes should be transparent, collaborative and accessible to multiple groups of stakeholders. A further contribution of this dissertation is a detailed examination of the tools and technologies needed to cyber-enable the full spectrum of the geodesign framework. Tools like GeoPlanner and Geodesign Hub have already been developed to digitally support some of the analysis and modeling aspects of the framework, and technologies like web services and geoportals already exist to increase their flexibility and extend their data management and analytic capabilities. Other aspects like conceptual modeling, and structured participation methods for analytic-deliberative decision-making also have IT system precedents, but all of the existing tools and technologies need further development on the basis of a shared ontology for geodesign to realize the potential of a comprehensive, interoperable geodesign support system.

The International Geodesign Collaboration

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

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 amoung 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.

ARC User

GeoDesign is an evolutionary step in the GIS , with particular emphasis on the
concept What is the impact of that alternative ... The GIS framework toward the
idea of creating the future , integrating One of the big challenges facing our
society ...

ARC User


Geodesign for Water Quality Management

Water quality poses a serious challenge to a community's well-being, whether that of natural or human ecosystem communities.

Geodesign for Water Quality Management

Water quality poses a serious challenge to a community's well-being, whether that of natural or human ecosystem communities. Nonpoint source pollution is the main cause of water quality problems in the USA since point sources have been remediated after the Clean Water Act was instituted in 1972. Land use policies play an important role to guide land development and subsequently influencing water quality. Diverse water use groups, including interested and affected parties (residents in specialist groups and residents in general), technical specialists (planners and scientists), and executive decision makers (water managers and elected officials) all have stakes at risk and roles to play concerning water quality improvement. A comprehensive set of tools to predict the impact of nonpoint source pollution are needed to inform about the relationship between land use policies and water quality. Stakeholder involvement is needed in watershed management to foster credible decision making in land use policy development and water quality improvement as part of watershed management. The research goal focuses on how land use affects nonpoint source pollution and how nonpoint source pollution affects water quality in the Green-Duwamish Watershed of Puget Sound basin, while considering the potential for stakeholder involvement in water quality management. The research achieves a goal for developing a Geodesign Framework for Water Quality Improvement (GeoFWQI). The framework makes use of a nonpoint source pollution model called OpenNSPECT to simulate total nitrogen in the Green-Duwamish Watershed. A land use change modeling software called ENVISION is used to investigate the impact of total nitrogen from three land use policy scenarios: Status Quo (SQ), Managed Growth (MG), and Unconstrained Growth (UG) for the year 2040. The results of simulating pollution runoff in the OpenNSPECT model revealed that the MG scenario has the least contribution of total nitrogen and the UG scenario has the most contribution of total nitrogen across the watershed. Agriculture areas contribute the most to total nitrogen concentration which are mostly located in the middle elevations of the WRIA9; while forest areas contribute the least to total nitrogen concentration which are mostly located in the upper elevations of the watershed. The GeoFWQI was tested by implementing a role play modeling activity in the GEOG 514 GIS Problem Solving course within the Master of Geographic Information Systems for Sustainability Management program at the University of Washington. The results from the role play modeling activity produced several findings. Public participation is perhaps not appropriate for all stages of decision making. Public involvement requires time and money that might or might not be available. There appears to be conflict between land owners and policy makers. Research about color map design related to stakeholder interpretations is needed to better understand how water quality is understood. The GeoFWQI that organizes how stakeholders can contribute in every phase of the water quality modeling requires further investigation. This research contributes to using a land-use/cover model together with results from a nonpoint source pollution model to create a social-ecological system for improving water quality management decision making. The application to the Green-Duwamish watershed in Puget Sound provided a complex context for evaluation. The GeoFWQI offers a vehicle to drive the integration of the biophysical and social sciences to better understand policy makers and public stakeholders in what is occurring at the watershed scale.

Modelling Nature based Solutions

This book will help decision makers model nature-based solutions to the complex problem of sustainable development, locally and globally.

Modelling Nature based Solutions

This book will help decision makers model nature-based solutions to the complex problem of sustainable development, locally and globally.

Marine Technology Society Journal

... as mentioned above , during Skat - Geo design and modification it was
realized that along with the two main pressure hulls there was a need for
additional outside housings . This requirement was accomplished easily within
the framework ...

Marine Technology Society Journal


Defining GeoDesign and the Emergent Role of the Sustainable Sites Initiative SITES for Integrative Project Management

This report is a discussion of the multifarious applications of the modern day geographic information system and how the universal merit of the technology across disciplines has led to the emergence of GeoDesign.

Defining GeoDesign and the Emergent Role of the Sustainable Sites Initiative  SITES  for Integrative Project Management

This report is a discussion of the multifarious applications of the modern day geographic information system and how the universal merit of the technology across disciplines has led to the emergence of GeoDesign. The purpose of this Master's Professional Report was to retrace the core conceptual framework and landmark events occurring in the evolution GIS technology, and how these factors have led to recent creation of new performance based rating systems and evidence-based design techniques. The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES), a new performance based rating system that has emerged in response to the call for increased knowledge and best practices lacking in LEED, is discussed; along with integrated project management. This professional report was intended to be an exploratory discussion of the larger theoretical implications fueling the shift towards mandating greater standards for sustainable design. It offers some ideas for how we should continue evolving GeoDesign moving into the next century; and outlines the importance of all new rating systems needing to acknowledge the growing importance of GeoDesign and ever advancing imagery technologies in understanding complex system processes in the future.

Handbook of Planning Support Science

Encompassing a broad range of innovative studies on planning support science, this timely Handbook examines how the consequences of pressing societal challenges can be addressed using computer-based systems.

Handbook of Planning Support Science

Encompassing a broad range of innovative studies on planning support science, this timely Handbook examines how the consequences of pressing societal challenges can be addressed using computer-based systems. Chapters explore the use of new streams of big and open data as well as data from traditional sources, offering significant critical insights into the field.

Annual Meeting

Therefore , the new digital initiative will seek to provide a general framework of
fundamental science - based guidance and concepts for ... Susan F. Kirkgard ,
GeoDesign , Inc. , 2121 South Towne Centre Place , Anaheim , CA 92806 ...

Annual Meeting


Cartographic Perspectives

An advisory group of geodesigners might define the framework , and ensure that
it was successfully implemented in tools . ... The concept of geodesign presents a
simple banner for a renewed effort to emphasize the value of cartography and ...

Cartographic Perspectives


Guide Book to Field Trips of The Annual Meeting

... Center for Integrative Geosciences , University of Connecticut , Storrs ,
Connecticut 06269 H. RAY UNDERWOOD GeoDesign , Inc. ... Inspection of the
style of deformation of the strata to the north of Hampton Flats will provide a
framework for ...

Guide Book to Field Trips  of The  Annual Meeting


Field Trip Guidebook for the 80th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association

... Center for Integrative Geosciences , University of Connecticut , Storrs ,
Connecticut 06269 H. RAY UNDERWOOD GeoDesign , Inc. ... Inspection of the
style of deformation of the strata to the north of Hampton Flats will provide a
framework for ...

Field Trip Guidebook for the 80th Annual Meeting of the New York State Geological Association


Foundation Drilling

It lays out a framework for roles and responsibilities that serve to formalize and
professionalize the design ... There is no other association in the geo - design
and geo - construction industry that comes close to providing this kind of training
 ...

Foundation Drilling