We work to:

Help Catholic-affiliate properties reach their full potential through use that is aligned with the mission and mandate of the Church to tend for the earth and to help the poor.


Transform a sense of land-ownership into a sense of land-stewardship.


Employ state-of-the-art mapping technologies to engage communities in a sustainable master-planning process.


Equip religious communities and dioceses with their own sets of tools to support sustainable planning processes.


Identify opportunities for high-impact land-use and maintenance changes and foster partnerships with organizations that will lead to action in these areas.


Increase awareness of the positive contributions that geography and design can have in Catholic communities.

Coherence from the parcel scale to the global: Enable coherent communication across scales along with program evolution and improvement on each scale.




Top-Down Planning, Bottom-Up Community Involvement: Work synchronously from the top to reveal opportunities and facilitate high-impact changes with communities on the ground.



Connecting existing networks to get from analysis to action: Cultivate and activate a network of resources already in the community that can help educate about suggestions and make landscape changes.



Transference: Internal reapplication of basic models and pre-assembled frameworks and theoretical reapplication of frameworks by other organizations. Spatial Data Infrastructure reduces redundancy and increases simple geospatial data transference among Catholic communities.



Accessibility: Accessible project operations, accessible data analyses, and simple educational materials that make landscape ecology, conservation, and geodesign approachable for the general public.


Operational Strategies

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