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IGC Publication plans


  • We expect that there will be at least one overall IGC publication organized by the core group and crediting all participant-coordinators and the author(s) of any piece used.

  • We expect several publications authored by groups of collaborators e.g. all the central city 2km or 5km teams, or all the Japanese or Italian teams comparing similarities and differences.

  • We also expect each IGC team to have its own authored publication, intended for its local and national audience.  Each will need to reference the IGC's organizational contribution.  We will prepare appropriate content for that acknowledgement

  • We also intend to widely share the results of the IGC collaboration via the internet and in a manner that enable each participant to have access to all results.


Intellectual property

We have had questions regarding issues of intellectual property.

  • Almost all participants in this collaboration are part of academic structures and while these do vary, they all have requirements and attitudes towards publication as part of normal academic career paths. The intent of this collaboration is to respect those variations not to superimpose any new requirements. The work produced by and in any institution will remain the responsibility of, and property of, those who produced it. The responsibility for publication rests with the producers.  We require that all participants will credit the collaborative IGC enterprise within which the work took place.

  • At the same time, the nature of this collaboration will also enable a wide variety of comparative assessments across geography and/or time, for example, comparing urban areas, comparing responses to a particular system, comparing geodesign methods from technological and human perspectives, etc.  In this circumstance, when we use of the work of others, we must credit the many producers whose work is being compared by a particular researcher.

  • There may also be innovations by technical contributors to the collaboration. These would belong to the innovators.

  • Overall, the overarching aim will be open sharing for the common good.

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