Geodesign by Integrating Design and Geospatial Sciences

  • Danbi J. Lee
  • Eduardo Dias
  • Henk J. Scholten

Part of the GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 111)

Also part of the Geodesign book sub series (GEODES, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Danbi J. Lee, Eduardo Dias, Henk J. Scholten
      Pages 3-9
    3. Carl Steinitz
      Pages 11-40
  3. Resilience and Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Perry Pei-Ju Yang
      Pages 43-54
    3. Steven Fruijtier, Sanneke van Asselen, Sanne Hettinga, Maarten Krieckaert
      Pages 55-70
    4. Ron Janssen, Tessa Eikelboom, Jos Verhoeven, Karlijn Brouns
      Pages 103-116
    5. Sanneke van Asselen, Henk J. Scholten, Luc Koshiek
      Pages 117-132
    6. André Freitas, Eduardo Dias, Vasco Diogo, Willie Smits
      Pages 149-169
  4. Heritage and Placemaking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Jan Kolen, Niels van Manen, Maurice de Kleijn
      Pages 173-181
    3. Gert-Jan Burgers, Maurice de Kleijn, Niels van Manen
      Pages 183-192
    4. Akkelies van Nes
      Pages 237-257

About this book


In Europe, the emerging discipline of geodesign was earmarked by the first Geodesign Summit held in 2013 at the GeoFort, the Netherlands. Here researchers and practitioners from 28 different countries gathered to exchange ideas on how to merge the spatial sciences and design worlds. This book brings together experiences from this international group of spatial planners, architects, landscape designers, archaeologists, and geospatial scientists to explore the notion of ‘Geodesign thinking’, whereby spatial technologies (such as integrated 3D modelling, network analysis, visualization tools, and information dashboards) are used to answer ‘what if’ questions to design alternatives on aspects like urban visibility, flood risks, sustainability, economic development, heritage appreciation and public engagement. The book offers a single source of geodesign theory from a European perspective by first introducing the geodesign framework, then exploring various case studies on solving complex, dynamic, and multi-stakeholder design challenges. This book will appeal to practitioners and researchers alike who are eager to bring design analysis, intelligent planning, and consensus building to a whole new level. 


Cultural and historical aspects of the landscape Framework for geodesign Historical and archaeological landscape History and heritage of the landscape Landscape architecture Urban planning and spatial economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Danbi J. Lee
    • 1
  • Eduardo Dias
    • 2
  • Henk J. Scholten
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Spatial Economics, SPINlabVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Spatial Economics, SPINlabVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Spatial Economics, SPINlabVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08298-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08299-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0072
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