Esri subject matter experts Eric Wittner, Rob Matthews, Nathan Shephard, and Brooks Patrick give an overview of a hypothetical geodesign workflow starting with 2D planning in GeoPlanner, moving to 2D/3D design with ArcGIS Pro, and finishing up with detailed complete streets design using CityEngine.
Joe Minicozzi, principal of the econometric consulting firm Urban3, challenges assumptions about land use and development. With tools like basic arithmetic, maps, and 3D visualization using ArcScene and CityEngine, he makes the case against suburban sprawl and reaffirms the value of mixed-use urban development.
Mark Reiner, owner of Non Sequitur, discusses using geodesign to address both the challenges and opportunities for innovation when constraints-based engineering is used to solve problems in the developing world. Imagine what could happen if we applied some of this thinking in the so-called developed world.
Kongjian Yu, Professor and Dean, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University and President and Principal Designer, Turenscape reveals the benefits of a systematic and integrative approach to urban design. Our future depends on the restoration of our natural ecological infrastructure.
Carl Steinitz, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, at Harvard University Graduate School of Design recounts a geodesign workshop held at Tohoku University which focused on the future of Soma, the nearest city north of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Bern Szukalski, technology evangelist at Esri, demonstrates the ease of use and versatility of ArcGIS Online as part of the geodesign workflow. The new Landscape Planner application is introduced.
Tom Fisher, Professor and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, opens the geodesign summit recounting the growth and diversity of the geodesign movement. Jack Dangermond, founder and president of Esri, discusses Esri’s platform approach to empowering geodesign. Cloud computing, pervasive data, and mobile devices will transform how we understand and design a better world. Jack’s talk starts at minute 7:39.
Christopher Markuson, director of economic development and geographic information systems (EDGIS) for Pueblo County, discusses how local communities can effectively use geodesign to develop and retain a diversity of local businesses creating a vibrant, sustainable, economy.
Paul Ross, owner and chief scientist of Paul M. Ross, discusses the complex, probabilistic, and predictive art of risk assessment providing insight into how risk managers see the ever changing world and what that means to anyone wishing to build resiliency into their cities. This talk is pertinent to anyone dealing with or facing future flooding.