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Geodesign: Case Studies in Regional and Urban Planning

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Geodesign: Case Studies in Regional and Urban Planning features case studies in geodesign—an emerging concept in landscape and land planning in which designers use geospatial tools that support rapid evaluation of design alternatives against the probable impacts of those designs. It also provides a framework for exploring local issues from an interdisciplinary point of view and for resolving conflicts between alternative or competing values. This book presents several case studies that exemplify key steps, processes, and technologies crucial to the advancement of geodesign. They are meant to be educational and illustrative of the burgeoning need for simulating the impact of design decisions in near real-time, enabling decision makers to meet or exceed goals of sustainability, regulatory compliance, cost reduction, or social equity.

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Shannon McElvaney is a project manager at Esri, working on developing geodesign tools, techniques, and processes that will enable people to design and build livable, sustainable, healthy communities. He has more than 18 years of experience applying a broad range of geospatial technologies across a variety of industries.

ISBN: 9781589483163    2012   160 pages   $19.95