Geodesign with Geodesignhub

Everything you need to know about administering and organizing a project on Geodesignhub

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Your outcome

Geodesignhub provides technology for "facilitated negotiations" over the future of a space. After this course, you will learn about setting up, administering and conducting a geodesign project using Geodesignhub.

Why mediation?

Management of our lands, rivers and seas is a increasingly contentious problem and one that necessitates negotiations. Facilitating these negotiations is a important skill that is increasingly in demand. Mediation is about working with people to understand their position and develop their powers of negotiating and achieve outcomes where every one wins. In this course, you will learn how to setup a Geodesign problem for successful negotiated outcomes. This course is for people who are interested in understanding the principles and practices of "facilitated negotiations" using digital technology.

Why Geodesignhub?

The “future of a place” is a very complex and challenging problem. There are many forces that need to be balanced: social changes, economic shocks, natural disasters, political environment etc. Administrators who manage the place face a difficult problem making decisions in this complex environment. Geodesignhub provides a way forward by providing digital technology to facilitate negotiations and develop a consensus among the different stakeholders. It also provides sophisticated analysis and project management tools to support the decision making.

Geodesignhub covers all the foundational elements of geodesign: How does the study area operate? How to define it? How to assess if it is working well? How might it be altered? The impacts of these changes and finally how to facilitate negotiations aver the futures? Once a negotiation is concluded, how do you manage the execution of it? Geodesignhub provides a practical, easy to understand way to get started with Geodesign. Start your geodesign journey with Geodesignhub!

Geodesignhub provides a practical, easy to understand way to get started with Geodesign. Start your geodesign journey with Geodesignhub!

Your Instructor

Dr. Hrishikesh Ballal
Dr. Hrishikesh Ballal

Hrishikesh Ballal has a Mechanical Engineering background and a PhD in Geodesign. He is the Founder of and Managing Director of Geodesignhub and has experience in organizing and conducting 120+ geodesign projects using Geodesignhub. You can find out more about him at

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The first two modules are activated within one or two days of registration. Two or three modules are released every seven days - total of five modules. As the modules are released, you can review them at your own pace. You can take as long as you need to complete them, but we recommend getting into the flow and finishing the course withing a month.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What If I cannot pay for this course?
Dont worry! Our aim is to provide the best geodesign training. If you cannot pay, please send a private message to me via the Geodesignhub Community site in 250 words or less why you cannot pay.
I am a GIS Professional, is this course for me?
Likely not. If you have an interest in GIS technologies or want to use GIS tools, this is not the course for you. Geodesign is aimed towards Project managers, Program co-ordinators and Mid / Senior Management. It used in the context of collaboration between different agencies, public policy analysis, infrastructure investments, tourism, environmental management, citizen engagement primarily for senior management support. Geodesignhub is compatible with GIS technology and if you are really interested in GIS for Geodesign you can look up our Github page at
How is this course different than other online Geodesign courses?
What makes this course unlike any other course online is that it is taught by me: Hrishikesh Ballal. I have a PhD in Geodesign and have built and created Geodesignhub from scratch and have experience in 120+ major Geodesign projects. You will have direct access to me in a private members only group. In addition, you will get to work with me on a Geodesign project of your choice as a part of the final self-learning project. You cannot get this anywhere else. This course and my training will help you jump start your career and also get familiar with Geodesignhub right from the founder of the company.

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