IGC Organizational Structure

The primary decision-making body of the International Geodesign Collaboration is the IGC Transition Team, comprising five regional representatives and three "at large" elected from and by past IGC participants in June 2021. The Transition Team has autonomy and the responsibility to continue to develop the governance structure of IGC and to report to the general membership as needed.

The founders of IGC were the initiators of the organization and continue as key technical support as well as being centrally involved in the day-to-day operations of IGC.

IGC Advisers were instrumental in shaping IGC and continue to provide advice and guidance as needed.

IGC Transition Team

Regional representatives:

Africa and the Middle East     Maimuna Saleh-Bala, Ahmadu-Bello University, Nigeria

Asia and Oceania                    Guoping Huang, University of Richmond, USA

Europe                                      Tijana Dabovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

North America                          Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota, USA (Convener) 

South America                         Paulo Renato Mesquita Pellegrino, University of São Paulo, Brazil

"At large" representatives:

                                                  John Wilson, University of Southern California

                                                  Christian Albert, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

                                                  Jörg Rekittke, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

IGC Founding Group

Project delineation:

  • Carl Steinitz, Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Emeritus, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Honorary professor, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London;

  • Brian Orland, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University. Formerly Rado Family Foundation/UGAF Professor of Geodesign in the University of Georgia College of Environment+Design;

  • Thomas Fisher, Director, Minnesota Design Center, Dayton Hudson Chair in Urban Design, University of Minnesota College of Design.


Project technical support:

  • Ryan Perkl, Geodesign Evangelist, Esri.  Organizer, Geodesign Summit 2019 and IGC Workshop.

  • Michael Gould, Global Education Manager, Esri.

  • Hrishikesh Ballal, Managing Director, Geodesignhub.

IGC Advisers

  • Michael Batty, University College London, UK

  • Stephen Ervin, Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA

  • Michael Flaxman, Geodesigntech, Berkeley, CA, USA

  • Christina von Haaren, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • Ana Clara Moura, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

  • Uri Avin, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

  • Allan Shearer, University of Texas Austin, USA

  • Stephen Sheppard, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • William Miller, wrmdesign, Redlands, CA, USA