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Geodesign & AEC

Geodesign & AEC

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.

Mapping the Dollars and Sense of Land Use Patterns

Mapping the Dollars and Sense of Land Use Patterns

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. 

Geodesign through the Lens of Culture and Resource Constraints

Geodesign through the Lens of Culture and Resource Constraints

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.

The Art of Survival and the Promise of Geodesign

The Art of Survival and the Promise of Geodesign

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.

Geodesign with Little Time and Small Data

Geodesign with Little Time and Small Data

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.

ArcGIS Online and the Landscape Planning Application

ArcGIS Online and the Landscape Planning Application

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.

Empowering Geodesign

Empowering Geodesign

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.

Using Geodesign to Build a Sustainable Economy, One Small Business at a Time

Using Geodesign to Build a Sustainable Economy, One Small Business at a Time

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.

The Risk Business: Thriving in a Rapidly Changing World

The Risk Business: Thriving in a Rapidly Changing World

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.