On November 11th the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management will host a Geodesign Conference.
Geodesign is a new way of framing an idea of collaboration between landscape architects, urban planners, geographers, engineers, biologists, foresters, hydrologists, and planners. The geosciences and design professions have traditionally been kept apart from each other even though they are both of spatial domains. Geodesign is a way to merge the two and bring geographic data to support and influence design decisions, which change the way to approach decision making.
With the recent and ongoing development of GIS towards also facilitating design tools like CAD and Adobe Suit, and the continuous emergence of geospatial data and new sensors, the ideas surrounding Geodesign have been formalized as technology has reached the stage where it is possible to carry out design in a digital geographic space involving the analytical virtues of GIS. Thereby, design proposals can be evaluated iteratively as a part of the planning process.
More information about this conference can be found on http://ign.ku.dk/english/outreach-publications/conferences-seminars/geodesign-conference/.