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Geodesign: Past, Present, and Future

Geodesign: Past, Present, and Future

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Geodesign thought leaders share how we got here, where we are today, and where the technology might take us.
Geodesign thought leaders share how we got here, where we are today, and where the technology might take us.

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Published by: Esri on Aug 28, 2013
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by Jack Dangermond

The earth's climate is changing, leading to serious problems

for humanity in areas such as food security, health, and public

safety. We need to adapt swiftly. But where do we start? Should

we reinforce or rebuild existing structures? Or should we

abandon existing settlements and relocate the population in

some cases? And how can mass rebuilding/relocation efforts be

best accomplished from human, environmental, and economic

perspectives?

Geodesign is a framework for understanding the complex

relationships between human-designed settlements and the

changing environment, for quickly planning ways to adapt

existing communities and build new ones in a more sustainable

manner. This methodology helps us assess risk, identify change,

create synergies, develop strategies, adapt to change, and

monitor the results. Geodesign takes an interdisciplinary,

synergistic approach to solving the critical problems of future

design—to optimize location, orientation, and the features of

projects at local and global scales.

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