Geodesign is the development of sustainable systems by incorporating GIS and anticipating environmental impacts and consequences. Going beyond a traditional understanding of geography, Geodesign demands a multidimensional view of the environment, including population changes, our consumption and demand of resources, existing natural and manmade systems, climate changes and other factors.
By integrating the principles of design and this expanded geographic perspective, Geodesign professionals use GIS tools to facilitate the creation of viable, efficient, beneficial, responsible and sustainable design. They develop solutions to our environmental crises as they affect our urban populations and the future of our planet. Their goal is to improve upon existing systems and create new solutions as populations, species, and climates evolve.