Veronica Anderson is a pioneer in the field of Geodesign and brings extensive knowledge of sustainability, geographic information systems, and architectural design to create truly resilient urban ecosystems. Veronica has participated in for-profit urban development projects, and non-profit sustainability work. Her current position as Director of Geodesign at ICGC involves the management of design and scientific experts to help cities and countries achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with the United Nations. She is also on the board of advisers for BioPhilly, which is working to make Philadelphia a part of the global Biophilic Cities Network. Her presentation of a revised master plan for the Navy Yard of Philadelphia at the 2016 Geodesign Summit received an award for best lighting talk. For this same work she also received Philadelphia University's award for Excellence in Geodesign, which recognized her innovative use of parametric design and 3D geospatial technologies to enable data-driven design based on true metrics of sustainability. Her undergraduate work was also recognized by the Temple University Library Prize for Research on Sustainability and the Environment, this revolutionary thesis demonstrated how of living systems of people and buildings can create resiliency. The architecture, consisting of an ecological wastewater treatment system, amenities for daily water-centric tasks, as well as space for emergent uses, recognizes the power of informal development, mixed with infrastructure resiliency.
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