The data/tech wave is growing: How can we get more onto the geodesign surfboard?

Kelleann Foster

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It is a provocative juncture: two trends, each significant on their own, are on an upsurge at the same time; their intersection can provide unparalleled opportunities. The proliferation of geospatial data is a trend with no signs of stopping. Data is easier to access, while simultaneously harder to discern its significance. In recent years more entities are recognizing the benefits of design. The trend of using design’s creative problem solving approach to infuse greater value in the solution is growing. Geode-sign is a place-based design process that expressly joins values-laden creative problem solving with geospatial data in a collaborative method. This paper discusses the great promise this intersection pro-vides for impactful, meaningful solutions to addressing complex environmental challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-77
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Digital Landscape Architecture
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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