An Introduction to Geodesign

Designing land-based projects that are sustainable can be challenging with the numerous issues involved, including rising land costs, conservation factors and energy concerns. Today, it takes contributions from multiple professions to achieve successful design solutions. This trend is resulting in double-digit growth in professions involved in design and planning, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To prepare professionals to help lead complex sustainable design and planning projects, Penn State is launching a Graduate Certificate in Geodesign, delivered entirely online. Study part-time at your convenience.


The 2014 Geodesign Summit took place this week at Esri headquarters in Redlands, CA.

Penn State geodesign faculty Kelleann Foster and Dr. Lisa A. McElvaney spoke at the first Geodesign Summit in Europe in September of 2013.

The 2014 Geodesign Summit will take place January 29-30 at Esri Headquarters in Redlands, CA.


Geodesign History, Theory, Principles
Geodesign Models I: Decision and Evaluation
Geodesign Models II: Impact and Process
Geodesign Models III: Change and Representation

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