IGC 2020, Esri, Redlands, California
Improving our Global Infrastructure
The world faces challenges that ignore national and regional boundaries and cannot be solved by any single individual, nation or science. Preparing for the outcomes of population growth and rising global temperature requires multi-disciplinary approaches and collaboration among all stakeholders.
Geodesign (design at geographic scale) provides a collaborative approach which seeks to integrate multiple disciplines and uses geographical information systems (GIS)-based analytic and design tools to help explore alternative future scenarios in response to stated problems. Where conventional discipline-based approaches have not adequately addressed the transdisciplinary problems we face, Geodesign offers a holistic and innovative approach to identify solutions to these complex challenges.
The International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC) was formed to explore scenario-driven designs for regional and local-scale study areas that address future global changes. IGC 2018-9 projects are described and their implications explored via this website and in an ESRI Press book published in April 2020.
Locations of participants in the International Geodesign Collaboration