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Geodesign for Environmental Resilience

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Publication date27/03/2024
Host publicationThe Palgrave Encyclopedia of Sustainable Resources and Ecosystem Resilience
EditorsR. Brears
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages14
ISBN (print)9783030677763
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Geodesign is a collaborative decision-making framework and process utilizing design and natural sciences formulated around geographic information systems (GIS) models and evaluation that has been established for over thirty years by Carl Steinitz. Geodesign uses various methods and GIS, including environmental datasets, procedural modeling, and cloud computing for rationalized decision-making. The Geodesign framework has the potential to address local and regional environmental planning resilience, and the entry maps a range of geographic applications. The entry provides a historical overview of geodesign and presents an open user experience (UX) process for replication and sampling of applied geographic cases supporting the framework’s value. The article also explores a hypothesis of the emergent potential between geodesign and connected environments, particularly environmental digital twins, and discusses future possibilities. Accounting for criticisms of Geodesign, the framework synthesizes stakeholder values and environmental science, making it a unique approach to considering complex ecosystems and exploring sociological and technological relationships for future climate scenarios.