Geodesign—Integrating Technology into Trail Planning and Community Engagement - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Geodesign—Integrating Technology into Trail Planning and Community Engagement - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Recorded On: 11/14/2023

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Geodesign is a collaborative and innovative planning process that integrates geospatial technologies, design principles, and stakeholder engagement. This process follows a framework that requires a multidisciplinary and iterative approach to project understanding, design, and decision making. This framework can be applied to a variety of planning and design efforts and is well suited to planning studies without a predetermined outcome. Geodesign uses defined stages with data-driven decision-making and empowers community stakeholders to be a part of the process. Greenway trail planning and transportation planning are well-suited to using a geodesign framework. This webinar will review what geodesign is and share examples of how the geodesign framework can be used for greenway trail planning.

Learning objectives:

  • Define what “geodesign” is.
  • Understand how technology integration improves the planning process.
  • Learn how geodesign can be used for greenways and trail planning projects.

Hosted by ASLA's Transportation Professional Practice Network (PPN)

image: Cobb Neck Peninsula in Charles County, Maryland, is surrounded by water, but has limited public access to the waterfront. A new greenway trail can help connect people to experience the beautiful Potomac River. Photo by Mead & Hunt.

Allysha Lorber, ASLA, AICP

Community Planning Department Manager

Mead & Hunt

Allysha is the Community Planning Department Manager with Mead & Hunt, based in Baltimore, Maryland, and working nationwide. She has extensive experience providing planning and public engagement services for diverse projects and in diverse communities. Her focus is in transportation planning, green infrastructure, urban design, and public engagement. After over 20 years of practice in landscape architecture, Allysha ventured back to graduate school to pursue a masters degree in Geodesign from her alma mater, Penn State. When not at work or in class, you can find Allysha out on a run or cheering for her kids’ sports teams.

David Goldberg, ASLA (Moderator)

Associate Clinical Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of Geodesign

Penn State

David Goldberg is an associate clinical professor of landscape architecture and Director of Geodesign at Penn State. His research interests include optimizing the physical and virtual environments where teams interact; enhancing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration between industry, practice, and the academy; and developing virtual learning environments for studio design courses.


Recorded 11/14/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 11/14/2023  |  60 minutes
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass
10 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  8/10 points to pass Successful completion of this quiz is required to earn PDH for this webinar.
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 PDH credit  |  Certificate available
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