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Experience of a Genuine Geodesign Act

In the course of our teaching routine and landscape architectural research efforts, we studied the Greater Cairo Area. Our academic project included ten days of fieldwork in Egypt and three days of Geodesign workshop activity. The results are embedded in the research project “Changing our Global Infrastructure: An International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC)”. When the workshop group questioned and discussed the sober statistics, numbers, and predictions for Cairo’s incredible growth – in 2050, the megacity will need to house about nineteen million more people than today – a particular momentum of design thinking began to unfurl. We succeeded in putting the limited concept of landscape architecture behind us and experienced a genuine Geodesign act.

Autor / Author: Rekittke, Jörg; Paar, Philip; Ballal, Hrishikesh
Institution / Institution: Leibniz University Hanover/Germany; Laubwerk GmbH, Berlin/Germany; Geodesign Hub, Dublin/Ireland
Seitenzahl / Pages: 9
Sprache / Language: Englisch
Veröffentlichung / Publication: JoDLA − Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture, 4-2019
Tagung / Conference: Digital Landscape Architecture 2019 – Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design
Veranstaltungsort, -datum / Venue, Date: Anhalt University, Dessau, Germany 22-05-19 - 25-05-19
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Keywords (en): Geodesign, landscape urbanism, International Geodesign Collaboration (IGC), urbanization and informal development, mega city
Paper review type: Full Paper Review
DOI: doi:10.14627/537663021
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