The design studio is a problems-based, collaborative learning format common in the environmental design professions. This course initiates the student experience of a studio-format course. Having gained a foundation in the geodesign framework process through previous courses, students will now apply this approach to real-world land design and planning challenges. In this course, the challenges will be at a larger scale, focusing on rural and regional landscape change issues. The studio format provides the closest approximation to a professional setting where multiple consultants and stakeholders collaborate on the process.