Welcome to Geodesign Hub Community, Introduce Yourself!


Yes, Alex, I’ll be there. I’ll be getting in Monday night and attending a class session on Tuesday, then leaving on Friday afternoon.

I’m starting to think about all of the questions I want to have answered, particularly dealing with workflows between CityEngine and ArcGIS. If anyone wants to discuss topics, that would be great.


Hello @danmeehan and welcome to the GeodesignHub Community.
I gave a quick look at the stadium development project and I really liked the idea of coupling Geodesign and GeodesignHub to such a topic. Also considering that along with the stadium, district revitalization is quickly becoming a common strategy for most of the major sports’ clubs, worldwide.
However, you are more than welcome to write to the community if you’d like to discuss and brainstorm a bit your Master’s project topic. Do you have any specific challenges in mind, so far?


Hello, my name is Niek and I am an Earh Scientist interested in the application of Geodesign concepts through practical tools. I have worked in both geo-ict and civil engineering firms and from that I have gained an understanding of the general ‘needs’ and ‘wants’ regarding spatial planning. I am looking to learn here how Geodesign Hub is being used and how I can use it in my own projects. Moreover I am currently working with @hrishiballal on a new tool for the Geodesign toolbox. This tool is intended to make drawing on maps more intuitive and accessible.

Looking forward to hear about your experiences with Geodesign and Geodesign Hub


Welcome to the Community Niek @nsp! I’m actually quite curious to see and use the new tool of Geodesignhub you and Hrishi are developing! Please, keep us updated :wink:


Hello Geodesign Community :smile:

My name is Matthew, I am a grad student seeking a duel masters in landscape architecture and bioregional planning at Utah State University. I was introduced to Geodesignhub by Prof. Barty Warren-Kretzschmar as we prepared for a workshop in Moab, UT, USA during her bioregional studio.

I was very impressed by the success of the workshop. It was refreshing to watch and facilitate as key stakeholders, traditionally at odds, negotiated, discussed, and made concessions. I was interested in learning more about Geodesign and exploring ways to implement the tool that Carl and Hirshi had created. While there, I connected with Emily Niehaus, director of Community Rebuilds and member of the Moab Housing Task Force, and discussed some ideas to run a second workshop focused on affordable housing, one of the key topics identified during the workshop.

For this second workshop we considered altering the workshop format, as we had a group of community planners with some experience with the software. We decided to “preload” the workshop with projects and policies that represented the plans and interests of key stakeholders in the area. As the workshop facilitator, and interested grad student working on a thesis project, I would interview key stakeholders, identified by the housing task force, and input their project and policy ideas into GeodesignHub in advance of the the workshop. We hoped that this would increase the accuracy of the project and policy ideas both geographically and in consideration. We also hoped that this would engage stakeholders and give them more time during the workshop schedule, to negotiate and develop solutions.

We finished the second Moab Workshop in January. The preloading of workshop projects and policies had some interesting effects. I have not finished my study of the Housing Workshop results or finished comparing them to the previous workshop, but I would be happy to answer any questions that anyone in the community might have about “preloading” projects and policies :slight_smile:.

Thanks for reading, enjoyed reading some of your intoductions and getting to know some of you,

Matthew Starley


Hello Matthew,

On behalf of the other administrators, Welcome! Happy to have you in the Community site. And thank you for sharing your experience with Geodesign and GDH so far.

I would like to hear more about the effects you mentioned when you preloaded projects. I have done this myself in my second Geodesign workshop ever–and indeed changing that one aspect of the workshop had effects that I did not anticipate. I might message you to compare notes.