Geodesign - Current research and practice

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8224, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Matthew Kuniholm, Leilei Duan, Yuxi Zhao
Chairs: Matthew Kuniholm

Call for Submissions

We invite presentations from researchers and geodesign practitioners regarding their current research, case studies, challenges and opportunities.


Geodesign – the process of “changing geography by design” (Steinitz 2012) – draws on the geographical sciences, systems technology, and the design professions to facilitate participatory approaches to planning and design. The geodesign approach has been the focus of a growing body of literature, special issues of journals and previous AAG presentations. This session will provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to share current case studies, discuss challenges and opportunities, and promote interdisciplinary collaboration for future work with geodesign. The session will consist of paper presentations highlighting the geographical characteristics and applications of the geodesign approach while also discussing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration.

Topics for discussion will include:
-Developments in GIS modeling and analysis for geodesign
-Approaches to geodesign research and evaluation
-Public participation in geodesign

Steinitz, Carl. 2012. A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design. Esri Press.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Leilei Duan*, University of Southern California, Exploring Geodesign: Using Three-dimensional Parametric Modeling Techniques in Conjunction with Two-dimensional Land Use Models to Better Visualize Future Growth 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Yuxi Zhao*, , Geodesign-Based Bamboo Housing to Reduce Earthquake Risks in China 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Kanglin Chen*, University of Florida, Yaohua Chen, Peking University, Yi Luo, University of Florida, Evaluating Planning Implementation: Indicators for National Park of China 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Matthew Kuniholm*, University of Maryland, Geodesign: a Participatory Process for the Expression of Environmental Values? 20 9:00 AM

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