2016 Coastal Georgia GeoDesign Summit

Plans are underway for the Coastal Regional Commission (CRC) to host a region-wide GeoDesign Workshop in collaboration with The University of Georgia (UGA) College of Environment + Design, Carl Steinitz and Hrishi Ballad.

Carl Steinitz, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and PhD candidate Hrishi Ballal from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London will lead the Coastal Regional Commission's web-based GeoDesign Summit on April 20 and 21, 2016 in Richmond Hill, GA.

GeoDesign combines geography with design by providing tools that support evaluation of design alternatives against the impacts of designs. GeoDesign infuses design with a blend of science- and value-based information to help designers, planners, and stakeholders make better-informed decisions.

GeoDesign fosters collaborative decision making. It helps practitioners see connections between geography and society. Participants from various backgrounds and points of view can run what-if scenarios and assess the consequences of those assumptions.

GeoDesign gives a framework for a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of decisions and helps in making logical, scientific, sustainable, and forward-looking decisions.  The GeoDesign Summit is sponsored in part by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA). For more information contact Lupita McClenning, Director of Planning & Government Services at lmcclenning@crc.ga.gov.