Envisioning and Engaging With Geodesign
Never before has there been such a need for planning and design professionals to anticipate future trends, propose solutions, and help communities and decision makers make the wisest, most well-informed choices possible. A new design approach, one rooted in the history of design practice and enabled by rapid advances in technology, has emerged to meet this need. The approach, called geodesign, provides the framework and tools needed to explore issues from a transdisciplinary perspective and to resolve conflicts between differing points of view.
Join Houseal Lavigne Associates, PlaceWorks, and Esri as they explore how geodesign and GIS technologies can increase your project success, highlighting the issues through several case studies. Devin Lavigne, principal at Houseal Lavigne Associates, will provide insight into the firm's approach to integrating procedural modeling into its design workflow, adding efficiency to its 3D production pipeline. Robert Kain, GIS manager at PlaceWorks, will share how the firm's adoption of Web GIS and GeoPlanner has enabled it to make location-driven decisions on many of the firm’s land use planning projects. Brooks Patrick, geodesign account executive at Esri, will provide an overview of geodesign and discuss how Esri’s ArcGIS platform supports geodesign implementation.
You'll learn about:
- What Geodesign is and how geographic data can translate into evidence-based design
- Existing and emerging GIS technologies and how they are shaping community planning and local decision making
- Ideas for incorporating Geodesign concepts for urban and landscape scenario planning
, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Confirmed SpeakerDevin is a Principal and Co-founder of Houseal Lavigne Associates, with special expertise in urban design, land use planning, site planning, land planning, land use regulation, graphic illustration and development visualization, and geographic information systems. He is one of the profession’s top graphics professionals and is recognized for his ability to communicate plans, planning concepts, and incorporating development visualizations into the planning process. He has directed, managed, authored and contributed to a number of comprehensive plans, downtown plans, corridor plans, subarea plans, park master plans, and other planning assignments throughout the United States. Devin’s graphic work has garnered national attention and has helped distinguish the firm’s body of work, receiving multiple awards, including a Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association for an Emerging Planning and Design Firm.
, Santa Ana
Confirmed SpeakerRobert Kain GIS Manager, PlaceWorks Robert Kain, GIS Manager at PlaceWorks, has over 17 years of planning experience, including 15 years of municipal planning and geospatial analysis experience, leads a team of highly qualified GIS experts in the development of GreenScore PlaceWorks’s proprietary suite of GIS tools and analysis methodologies for measuring and evaluating the sustainability of the built environment.
Confirmed SpeakerBrooks Patrick is an Account Executive and the 3D GIS Business Development Lead at Esri helping customers and partners, across local government and private sectors, understand and implement Esri's Enterprise 3D GIS software and solutions. Brooks is also a Landscape Architect and a frequent presenter at international conferences and workshops. As part of a team working with 3D GIS, he designs solutions able to simulate the impacts of scenario planning, enabling decision makers to meet or exceed project goals related to sustainability and storytelling. Brooks participates in selected projects to deliver client specific solutions utilizing his creativity, design thinking, and prototyping abilities.