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CBE Cosponsoring Geodesign Forum May 7th

Pacific Northwest Geodesign Forum: Geodesign for a Sustainable World
May 7th, 2014 8am – 4pm
University of Washington, Seattle Campus, Husky Union Building (HUB) Lyceum

How will geospatial technologies contribute more broadly and deeply to a changing world? Personnel from four UW colleges and professionals from the greater Seattle region have come together to organize a participatory forum on this topic.

Bill Miller, co-inventor of Esri ModeBuilder, former Director of Esri Geodesign Services, co-coiner of the term “Geodesign”, and now Principal, Intuigence will deliver a keynote talk: “What is Geodesign?”

The Pacific Northwest Geodesign Forum brings together faculty, staff, students, and community partners using geospatial information technologies to create, evaluate, and monitor sustainable solutions to complex problems. Many complex problems involve a mix of social, economic, and ecological considerations that require collaborative efforts to address the challenges at hand. Methods for arriving at sustainable solutions to problems are emerging in the form of geodesign frameworks and concepts implemented using geospatial information tools. The goal of the Forum is to provide participants with a level of understanding about geodesign frameworks and concepts plus geospatial information tools that can implement them for addressing sustainable solutions to complex human-natural-built community problems at varying spatial-temporal scales. Geodesign enables us to change our world through design. Forum discussions include Community-University partnering opportunities for exploring solutions to complex problems.