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Learn More about Geodesign Through World Campus Course

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Penn State Geodesign

Interested in learning more about geodesign? Then register for GEODZ 511 (Geodesign History, Theory and Principles), an 8-week course open to anyone, offered through Penn State’s World Campus. The course begins August 19 and is part of the University’s new Graduate Certificate in Geodesign, for individuals interested in further study for additional credentials.

The 14-credit Graduate Certificate in Geodesign is for professionals who realize the limitations in current design and planning processes, and seek new skills to effectively address complex environmental design problems for situations ranging from urban design to conservation planning. It was developed by Penn State’s nationally renowned Stuckeman School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in collaboration with the University’s top-ranked Department of Geography, with guidance from an international advisory board of leaders in geodesign research and practice. 

“It was rewarding that from just one course I was able to do something significant for my work and community. The course was practical and comprehensive and is enabling me to apply what I learned to any large, complex problem,” said Vera Green, a geomatics analyst and student in Penn State’s online Master of Geographic Information Systems program.

For more information, visit, or contact Kelleann Foster, Lead Faculty for the certificate program, at