Esri Press

The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design

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Print book and e-book publishing in April 2020

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. 

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.

An e-book version of The International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design, 9781589485730, $39.99, will be available at most online book retailers.

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 and was previously the Editorial Director of Progressive Architecture magazine. Recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the United States, he has written 9 books, over 50 book chapters or introductions, and over 400 articles in professional journals and major publications. Named a top-25 design educator four times by Design Intelligence, he has lectured at 36 universities and over 150 professional and public meetings.

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. His work includes the use of serious games, visualization and mobile devices for data collection, information dissemination, and citizen engagement in landscape design and planning.

Carl Steinitz is the Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. In 1967, Professor Steinitz received his PhD degree in City and Regional Planning, with a major in urban design, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He also holds the Master of Architecture degree from MIT, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University. His applied research and teaching focus on highly valued landscapes that are undergoing substantial pressures for change. He is principal author of Alternative Futures for Changing Landscapes (Island Press 2003), author of A Framework for Geodesign (Esri Press, 2012), and a founding coordinator of the International Geodesign Collaboration.

ISBN: 9781589486133    2020   186 pages   $39.99