Multiscale and multijurisdictional Geodesign: The Coastal Region of Georgia, USA

Rosanna Rivero, Alison Smith, Brian Orland, Jon Calabria, Hrishikesh Ballal, Carl Steinitz, Ryan Perkl, Lupita McClenning, Hunter Key

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This project offers an innovative use of a collaborative geodesign framework, to address issues of multiscale, multi-jurisdictional planning, by evaluating the impacts from designs developed and evaluated at the county and regional level in real-time. Stakeholders organized in ten county teams and two regional, conducted simultaneous evaluation at the county and regional scale. Following second and third design iterations, individual county teams negotiated among themselves and with the two regional teams, evaluating issues of conservation and development in the coast of Georgia. Two dynamic models, one for ecological connectivity and the other for land use allocation were integrated and also incorporated with the most recent green infrastructure national datasets. A single negotiated regional plan was the result of this geodesign effort based on Steinitz'geodesing framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-49
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017


  • Collaborative Design
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Geodesign
  • Geospatial Impact Models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


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