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Hours to complete

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Suggested: 3 hours/week...
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Subtitles: English, Romanian...
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Romanian...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1: Shared Languages

This week we’ll begin your geodesign journey by helping you understand that the roots of geodesign are comprised of languages we all share. By languages I mean commonalities everyone can relate to; for example: our awareness of the spaces around us, our connection to place (location), and the way we deal with problem solving nearly everyday....
Reading
4 videos (Total 24 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Main Lecture: Week 18m
Guest Lecture 1: Week 13m
Guest Lecture 2: Week 110m
Reading8 readings
Grading and Logistics10m
Community Map10m
Cool Geodesign Resources (Use in Future Weeks; For Your Own Library Too)10m
Alternate Access Main Lecture as Text: Week 110m
Guest Lecture Information: Week 110m
Change Agent Overview: Week 110m
Case Study Examples: Week 110m
Activities and Explorations: Week 110m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1: Shared Languages20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2: The Three D's of Geodesign

In this second week we begin piecing together some of the key components that are central to the geodesign process. These happen to all start with "D": Design, Decision, and Data. By the end of this lesson I hope you will recognize how these three key components are interrelated....
Reading
3 videos (Total 31 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Guest Lecture 1: Week 29m
Guest Lecture 2: Week 210m
Reading6 readings
Alternate Access Main Lecture as Text: Week 210m
Guest Lecture Information: Week 210m
Change Agent Overview: Week 210m
Case Study Examples: Week 210m
Activities and Explorations: Week 210m
MOOC Survey10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2: The Three D's of Geodesign20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 3: The Three C's of Geodesign

In this third week you will begin to recognize the complexities inherent in the geodesign process.We will also get into two topics that without which, geodesign is likely to fail: computation and collaboration. As it happens these all begin with “C,” hence this week is the Three C's of Geodesign. By the end of this lesson I hope you will recognize how these three key topics are put into action to accomplish geodesign....
Reading
3 videos (Total 31 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Guest Lecture 1: Week 35m
Guest Lecture 3: Week 39m
Reading5 readings
Alternate Access Main Lecture as Text: Week 310m
Guest Lecture Information: Week 310m
Change Agent Overview: Week 310m
Case Study Examples: Week 310m
Activities and Explorations: Week 310m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3: The Three C's of Geodesign20m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4: The Influence of Context

In this fourth week you will gain an understanding about the interrelationships of the physical and human aspects that contribute to how geodesign strategies are composed. Those physical and human aspects comprise the context for a geodesign challenge, so this lesson is titled "The Influence of Context." By the end of this lesson I hope you will recognize that through understanding the cultural and physical context of a place your geodesign team will be better equipped to propose sustainable solutions....
Reading
3 videos (Total 24 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Guest Lecture 1: Week 411m
Guest Lecture 2: Week 43m
Reading5 readings
Alternate Access Main Lecture as Text: Week 410m
Guest Lecture Information: Week 410m
Change Agent Overview: Week 410m
Case Study Examples: Week 410m
Activities and Explorations: Week 410m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Quiz 4: The Influence of Context20m
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Top Reviews

By JVSep 28th 2018

This course is so well presented that it seems unlikely that even the most casual student won't learn essential principles of geodesign and be able to apply them to real life situations.

Instructor

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Prof. Kelleann Foster

Director
Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

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