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Geodesign—Integrating Technology into Trail Planning and Community Engagement

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.

Join us for a live webinar offering LA CES-approved professional development hours (PDH) later this month:

Geodesign—Integrating Technology into Trail Planning and Community Engagement - 1.0 PDH (LA CES/HSW)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
12:00 p.m. ET/9:00 a.m. PT

Free for ASLA members. $50 for non-members.

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

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.


  • Allysha Lorber, ASLA, AICP, Community Planning Department Manager, Mead & Hunt


  • David Goldberg, ASLA, Associate Clinical Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of Geodesign, Penn State

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