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Geodesign builds greatly on a long history of work in geographic information science, computer-aided design and landscape architecture.


About this event

Geodesign is a participatory design method that uses stakeholder input, geospatial modelling, impact simulations, and real-time feedback to facilitate planning and decision making. For professionals it offers a way to quickly make effective decisions about complex and competing issues. Still an emerging practice in Ireland, the Coastal Communities Adapting Together (CCAT) project has been piloting the use of geodesign to support meaningful community and stakeholder engagement with the local area planning process. This talk will focus on how geodesign can be utilised in the planning and consultation process and share the results of the CCAT project.

Presenters: Saul Crowley and Chiara Cocco

Chiara Cocco is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Spatial Dynamics Lab, within the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. Her research focuses on the use of digital technologies for citizens engagement in the observation and interpretation of local data, and on the development of geodesign methods to support co-design processes. She has a master’s degrees in Architecture, and a PhD from University of Cagliari, Italy, that explored the use of log files recorded by information systems supporting collaborative planning processes to monitor and understand design dynamics with the aim of improving future processes and existing digital tools. For the last two years, she worked in the EU Interreg “Coastal Communities Adapting Together” (CCAT) project, led by UCD, where she has been involved in planning and delivering citizen engagement activities to support Irish Sea coastal communities in understanding climate change and how they can adapt.

Saul Crowley is a Research Scientist with Fingal County Council and the UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. A qualified archaeologist, Saul's background is rooted in public engagement with heritage and enhancing public perceptions of the natural and built environment. Under the Coastal Communities Adapting Together project, his research has focused on developing processes for public engagement with climate change adaptation and local planning.

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