Pacific Northwest Geodesign Forum: Geodesign for a Sustainable World University of Washington, Seattle Campus Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum May 7, 2014 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Faculty from four U of Washington colleges have come together with geodesign community professionals in the Seattle area to organize the Pacific Northwest Geodesign Forum.
The Pacific Northwest Geodesign Forum brings together faculty, staff, students, and community partners using geospatial information technologies to create, evaluate, and monitor sustainable solutions to challenges in the Pacific Northwest region and beyond. Such challenges are often complex and in many instances both the problems and solutions involve large geographic areas.
Collaborative use of geospatial information technologies underpinned by a geodesign approach enables better analysis, visualization, and solutions in these situations. Geodesign can be defined as "changing a geoscape by design"; a geoscape being an inter-relation of land, water, air, built, and human-scapes. Geodesign combines geospatial sciences and design using geospatial information techniques that offer innovative spatial-temporal solutions to complex problems, e.g., sustainable management of ecosystem services as a combination of natural and built water systems.
The goal of the Forum is to provide participants with a level of understanding about geodesign frameworks and concepts plus geospatial information tools that can implement them for addressing sustainable solutions to complex human-natural-built community problems at varying spatial-temporal scales.
Geodesign enables us to change our world through design. An afternoon of Forum discussions will include Community-University partnering opportunities for exploring solutions to complex problems.