At a Geodesign Workshop, University of Minnesota, April 2018.

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Dr. Carl Steinitz talks about Geodesign at a session the evening before the workshop.

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Here was my packet of transparencies and three Sharpie markers: red and green for my Assessment Model and blue as my team color.

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Transparency #1: A simple street map.

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Transparency #2: Building footprints and use areas.

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Transparency #3: A color use map.

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Our systems team assignments on the white board.

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Each systems team prepares overlays of their area change/don't change assessments. All are laid out on tables.

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Change teams "synthesize" designs by picking up transparencies for projects they like.

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Change teams "synthesize" designs by picking up transparencies for projects they like.

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A design proposal is created by overlaying all of the project transparencies.

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A finished, synthesized design proposal consisting of a number of transparent overlays. They had to search far and wide for an overhead projector!

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Geodesign IS collaboration and negotiation.

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The workshop produced six strategic proposals for change in seven hours.

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A chilly day at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. 2018 was the year winter held on into mid-April across much of the country. It was in the 30s (F) in Minneapolis and down to single digits at night.

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Joy's Pattaya Thai on Lyndale Ave South in Richfield was incredible!

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For me, Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, had all the street appeal of a Trump border wall. It makes me appreciate what we have in Kansas City. The Twins home opener began in 39-degree weather. No, I did not go!

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