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Geodesign: Maximizing Beneficial Impacts

When: October 28-29, 2013


Interdisciplinary Conference and Call to Action, Beijing, China

2013 Geodesign International Conference will be held in October 28-29, 2013 in Beijing, China. This conference will be the joint effort of Peking University and Esri. This International Geodesign Conference builds upon recent advances worldwide, in bringing together a combination of experts – designers, scientists, public policy experts and decision makers – to present and discuss current projects, emerging models of Geodesign practice, and to speculate on directions and improvements for the future.

The conference will provide a platform for an array of topics related to Geodesign under the conference main theme – ‘Maximizing Beneficial Impact’. These topics will cover Technological Innovations, Tools for Policy Making, Towards a Multidisciplinary Approach, Collaboration and Process, and Applied Science and Engineering in the Landscape, and so forth. 

Invited international experts will provide a theoretical basis for the conference discussion; practitioners from around the world are invited to submit successful Geodesign projects, cautionary tales and provocative presentations…We believe that your participation in this conference will be of great benefit and your contribution to this field will be invaluable.

Topic Areas
Original papers on the following topics are welcome to be submitted:

  • Geodesign - Technological Innovation

  • Geodesign as Tool for Policy Making

  • Geodesign - Redrawing the Boundaries

  • Geodesign as Collaboration and Process

  • Geodesign - In Transition

  • Geodesign - Applied Science and Engineering in the Landscape

  • Geodesign in teaching: framework, process and solution

  • Other related topics


English is the official language of the conference. All submissions, presentations and printed materials must be in English.

Submission Guidelines
Authors are invited to first submit an abstract by April 30, 2013 using the online registration system at Acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be notified before May 31, 2013 to the corresponding author. Final papers incorporating suggestions from the abstract review process must be submitted by July 31, 2013.

  • Each abstract is limited to 500 words. Please be sure to include the title of paper and author

  • name, email address, keywords and suggested topic area

  • Submit your abstract paper in pdf or word format

  • Please name the file with your full name and the date of submission (Month/Date/Year), e.g., Michael Phillips03202013.

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