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Geodesign Change Your World

Course Summary

What happens when creativity and science come together? The power to design our world is unleashed, providing tools to inform choices about how we live! Geodesign is the glue—it’s a process that deploys creativity to connect information to people, using collaboration to better inform how we design our world.

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    Course Syllabus

    Week One:  Shared LanguagesThe key underpinnings of geodesign include aspects we all share: spatial thinking, creative change, and being rooted in real places.

    Week Two: The Three D's of Geodesign
    Decision is the driver but one must also consider Data and Design.  

    Week Three: The Three C's of Geodesign
    Dealing with tough challenges is the main issue.  Imbedded in those are Complexity, Computation, and Collaboration.  

    Week Four: The Influence of Context
    Place matters and is shaped by culture.  Who are the people of the place and what scale is best?

    Week Five: Process and Framework  
    The value of a proven process.  How to set up a project, outline an approach, understand the options, and get feedback about the impacts.

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    Recommended Background

    No background is required; all are welcome.  We only ask that students have an interest in how to change our world for the better.  If you are looking for more in-depth geodesign programs, please consider the online courses that we offer at Penn State.

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    Course Format

    The class will consist of lecture videos, which are between 4 and 7 minutes long. Each has 1-2 integrated quiz questions.  There will be a forum discussions each week to hear what everyone is thinking.  

    We'll begin with an introductory (volunteer) assignment that engages everyone is identifying land use challenge they care about.  

    A final assignment in week 5 will enable students to outline their own approach to geodesign.   

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1 - 4 hours / week

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