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The following resources have been assembled to augment the contents of this website, providing our visitors and members with a broad range of ideas, technologies, and case studies pertaining to the development and subsequent application of geodesign.

The resource lists referenced in this section expand with time. As such, the user is encouraged to return to this section on a relatively frequent basis.


Featured books about geodesign:

McElvaney, Shannon, Geodesign: Case Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, Esri Press, 2012. Available at Amazon.

Steinitz, Carl, A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design, Esri Press, 2012. Available at Amazon.

Zwick, Paul; Patten, Iris; Arafat, Abdulnasser, Advanced Land-Use Analysis for Regional Geodesign: Using LUCISplus, Esri Press, 2015. Available at Amazon.


Featured eBooks about geodesign:

Esri, Geodesign: Past, Present, and Future, Redlands, Esri eBooks, 2013. Available at Esri eBooks.

Esri, Geodesign in Practice, Designing a Better World, Redlands, Esri eBooks, 2015. Available at Esri eBooks.

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Featured articles about geodesign:

Artz, Matt, "Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design", Directions Magazine, 2010. Content available at Directions Magazine.

Artz, Matt, "The Geoscape: A New Canvas for Understanding", Esri Insider, July 30, 2012. Content available at Esri Insider.

Dangermond, Jack, "GIS: Designing Our Future", ArcNews, Esri, Summer 2009. Content available at ArcNews Online.


Featured papers about geodesign:

Foster, Kelleann, "Geodesign parsed: Placing it within the rubric of recognized design theories", Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 156, December 2016. Contents available at ScienceDirect.

Miller, W. R. "Geodesign Project Workflow", private papers, March 2016. Contents available at wrmDesign.

Steiner. Frederick R. and Shearer, Allan W., "Geodesign - Changing the world, changing design", Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 156, December 2016. Contents available at ScienceDirect.

Steinitz, Carl, "Beginnings of Geodesign: a personal historic perspective", Research in Urbanism Series, Volume 4, 2016. Contents available at RIUS.


Featured presentations about geodesign:

Wilson, J.P., The Science of Where: Maps, Models, and Storytelling, Annual Teaching with Technology Conference on Digital Knowledge accross the Curriculum, University of Southern California, 2014. View contents at  JPW Presentations

Wilson, J.P., Towards Geodesign: Building New Educational Programs and Audiences, Geodesign Europe Summit, Leerdam, The Netherlands, 2013. View contents at JPW Presentations.


Featured videos about geodesign:

Geodesign for Education, Carl Steinitz, Esri Geodesign Summit, Redlands, California, 2013. View video at Esri Videos (28 min).

Geodesign Futures: Possibilities, Probabilities, Certainties, and Wildcards, Stephen Ervin, Esri Geodesign Summit, Redlands, California, 2012. View video at Esri Videos (45 min).

GeoPlanner: An Overview of the Initial Concept, Greg Pleiss, Esri, 2015. View video on YouTube (8 min).

The Power of Geodesign, Jack Dangermond, Esri Geodesign Summit, Redlands, California, 2014. View video at Vimeo Videos (2 min).

External Blogs

Active blogs about geodesign:

The CASA Blog Network: Geodesign, The latest outputs from researchers, alumni and friends at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA). View blog at the CASA Blog Network.

GIS Cafe: Geodesign Summit, The latest posts on the GIS Industry. View the blog at the GIS Cafe.

External Discussion Forums

Actlive discussion forums focusing on geodesign:


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Special interest groups focusing on design, geodesign and GIS:

Design Semantics, SIG of the International Association for Ontology and its Applications (IAOA).

SIGGIS, AIS Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems.

Other Websites

Featured websites focusing on the subject of geodesign:

GeoDesign Knowledge Portal, Spatial Decision Support (SDS) Consortium.

Geodesign - Wikipedia, Wikipedia

GIS&T Body of Knowledge, UNIGIS

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