Geodesign: An Online Course By Pennsylvania Univ

Geodesign is an online course offered by the Pennsylvania State University. Geodesign is a process that deploys creativity to connect information to people.

Geodesign: An Online Course by Pennsylvania Univ


About The Course:

The online will introduce the person to the core concepts of geodesign through real world examples, which showcase how geodesign has worked across the globe.

People from all walks of life with interests in science, design, sustainability and environmental stewardship wish to learn about geodesign. In this course aims to explore how anyone can use the geodesign process to work with others to bring change in their world.

Course Syllabus:

  • Shared languages : The key underpinnings of geodesign include aspects we all share: spatial thinking, creative change, and being rooted in real places.
  • The three D's of Geodesign : Decision is the driver but one must also consider data and design
  • The three C's of Geodesign: Dealing with tough challenges is the main issue. Embedded in those are complexity, computation, and collaboration.
  • The influence of context: Place matters and is shaped by culture. Who are the people of the place and what scale is best?
  • The influence of context: Place matters and is shaped by culture. Who are the people of the place and what scale is best?


    Students from any background can join the course. If you are looking for more in-depth geodesign programmes, join other relevant courses offered by the university.

    • Course length: 5 weeks
    • Course begins on: July 8

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