Joining the International Geodesign Collaboration
There are two important steps--first, join the IGC; second, if appropriate, register a project:
Joining the IGC means that you will receive all general email notifications and invitations. You are asked to do the following:
Accept the IGC Agreement, required of all IGC participant schools:
By joining this collaboration via the link above:
You will join at least one of the research groups and contribute
You will consider full participation by registering a project for IGC-2020
If you are unable to access the Google Form for Joining, please download the excel form here and return, completed, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registering a project means that you will receive all project-related notifications and invitations. You are asked to do the following:
In addition to accepting the IGC Agreement:
IGC Project Participants register via the link above and commit to the following:
- you will organize your IGC workflow and technological support.
adapt the systems research on assumptions and innovations to your local conditions.
adapt and organize systems data and models to your local conditions.
apply ALL THREE scenarios to designs at ALL THREE time stages, and with detailed examples as appropriate.
maintain and present a diary of the geodesign workflow you adopt.
present all the results in final status in the collaboration’s format and in English to the coordinating team as ready for exhibition, before February 1, 2020.
participate in the IGC-2020 conference in Redlands, California in February 2020 and in any post-conference comparative research and publications.
If you are unable to access the Google Form for Registering, please download the excel form here and return, completed, to email@example.com
NOTE: If you have not yet identified a project for 2019-2020, please complete the Join form. If you do have a project identified, please also complete the Register form to record your IGC project. Both of the forms above will remain accessible for you to complete or update at a later date.
What Institutional resources are required?
Your time and interest, as almost all IGC participants will have a regular course or academic setting in which students will be taught and this would be the core “problem”, a geographic location in which these are real issues, and some technical support to implement a digital workflow (and supported by free video or web-based tutorials from several technology companies). Any costs for locally specific technology support will be determined and borne by individual institutions based on their needs.
Will there be a budget for participants?
There is no IGC budget. There are no people who are salaried by the project.
We assume that all participating schools are already interested and capable, and that they have access to local/regional data etc. The software and tutorials arranged via IGC are free to all member teams.
The core group continues to seek a budget to support the IGC website platform for collaboration-communication and for future exhibitions and publications.
Can schools combine assets and tasks?
Yes. One aim of this collaboration is to increase capabilities in ALL participating schools.
Is there a deadline for deciding to join the collaboration?
No, as long as the school accepts and can fulfill the IGC Agreement as required for membership.
How do we join?
Contact IGC using the forms linked above.
By joining now you will receive all project communication and access to all IGC materials, participation in virtual meetings etc.