Elliot Hartley is the Managing Director of Garsdale Design Limited (www.garsdaledesign.co.uk), a planning, architectural, heritage and geospatial consultancy based in Cumbria, UK. He has a Master's degree in Town & Country Planning from the University of West England and another Master's in Geographical Information for Development from Durham University. He manages and analyses the spatial data (2D and 3D) required for planning projects such as city masterplans and urban renewal projects. He also conducts regular CityEngine training sessions for a variety of industries. As an urban planner and geographer, he has a passion for geodesign, GIS, smart cities and 3D visualisation. In his spare time, he writes a blog called GeoPlanIT (www.geoplanit.co.uk) which is mostly about planning workflows, visualisation and of course CityEngine. Elliot has done many talks about geodesign, Esri CityEngine and 3D GIS and is the Convener of the 3D SIG.