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Discover New Solutions using a Geographic Perspective

Geography can often help us to literally see things in a new way.  For example, mapping data can help us visualize problems quickly or more clearly, which can inspire new solutions to challenges of sustainable development. Finding connections among people and places can lead us to more fully grasp the dimensions of possible improvements to a more sustainable society.

Learn more about geographic learning

Discover some of the kinds of impacts possible from applying geographic approaches

 Explore the advantages of sustainable development projects driven by Youth Leadership 

Be inspired by MyCOE projects led by youth around the world and by outcomes from MyCOE initiatives in many regions

Look for ideas in MyCOE's ArcGIS online gallery

Thinking about how you could work towards finding these kinds of solutions? Explore Careers in Geography

 How would you change the world in the future to be more sustainable in your community?

"Can we design a better future?"

Thinking about GeoDesign helps to create new solutions by shifting from "what is" to "what will be."

Learn more about GeoDesign.


Have you or a young person or group you know created an innovative or interesting solution to a sustainable development challenge in your community? Tell us about it so we can share it with others around the world.


1Watch a team of girls from the Wolmer School in Jamaica as they explain how they found local solutions using geography in their urban sustainability mapping project, one of the top ten featured youth submissions showcased at the WSSD in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Explore Geostories for how geographers and others are seeking solutions to compelling issues. 
















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