Founded in 2006, Raimi + Associates is a mission-driven urban planning and design firm with offices in Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Riverside, California. With an unwavering commitment to creating healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities, Raimi + Associates’ work includes developing General and Comprehensive Plans; master plans for transit districts, corridors and neighborhoods; climate adaptation and resilience plans and healthy community plans. Raimi + Associates is currently working on sustainable planning projects across the country, including plans in Honolulu, Hawaii, Gary, Indiana, Oregon, and throughout California.
Like most planning firms, Raimi + Associates regularly wrestles with a wide range of land use, demographic, and environmental data sets to produce proposals, run existing conditions analyses, and evaluate impacts from alternative development scenarios. The firm sought a solution to help them quickly, accurately, and cost-efficiently distill complex data into actionable planning insights and exhibits to resolve tough community challenges.
As Raimi + Associates Principal Matt Raimi explains, “UrbanFootprint supports three key aspects of our work: streamlining the proposal development process, collecting and presenting data during the existing conditions phase of a project, and facilitating scenario planning to better understand the impacts and benefits of various development alternatives.”
Armed with UrbanFootprint, Raimi + Associates is able to seamlessly integrate impact analyses early in the sustainable planning process, allowing them to evaluate projected scenario outcomes on an array of key metrics, including emissions, walk and transit accessibility, water use, energy use, and more. Access to streamlined and rapid scenario analysis enhances Raimi + Associates’ ability to pursue progressive policy making, foster community consensus, and reduce the potential for hidden consequences.
Plus, UrbanFootprint’s accelerated analysis of existing conditions and scenarios gives Raimi + Associates a leg up on the competition. With reduced data costs and significant time savings, Raimi + Associates is able to develop thoughtful proposals and presentations that are targeted to the specific issues and challenges in a community. The ability to quickly understand a community and prepare presentation-quality graphics have enabled the firm to impress potential clients and win more work. UrbanFootprint is a win for both Raimi + Associates and the communities they serve, bringing sustainable solutions to more neighborhoods around the country.