UrbanFootprint is built to address the challenges of sustainable urban planning. Intuitive features and streamlined workflows eliminate the constraints planners face daily—outdated tools, disorganized data, inadequate analytics, inefficient processes, and ineffective reporting.
UrbanFootprint is changing the game. Using proven methodologies and modern data analytics, this user-friendly, web-based city planning software allows planners, designers, developers, analysts, and advocates to be more effective without requiring advanced technical expertise. Consolidate high quality data. Compare more scenarios in less time. Communicate to build consensus.
Easy access to comprehensive data supports innovative and sustainable planning. Eliminate the hassle of acquiring clean, accurate data sets, and avoid time-consuming outsourcing to data analysts. UrbanFootprint provides a core set of existing conditions data as well as a broader set of reference layers to uncover additional insights into the changes and challenges in your location.
UrbanFootprint’s foundational library of building and place types allows you to shape alternative design concepts and planning scenarios with ease. Beyond land use and building types, UrbanFootprint’s standardization of place types is designed to support the shift from conventional use-based zoning to form-based coding. A preset catalog of building and place types reduces the need for time consuming research and instead gives planners the freedom to focus on designing better outcomes.
Quickly and easily sketch alternative growth plans, policies, or investments at multiple scales. Weigh the costs and benefits of unlimited scenarios to find the best possible solution and mitigate the risk of unintended consequences. Upgrade the planning process by significantly reducing the time and cost associated with data curation for each individual scenario.
UrbanFootprint’s powerful analytics measure a range of social, environmental, and financial metrics. Develop communications and graphics to inform the public and clients about tradeoffs regarding climate change, travel behavior and mobility, public health, social impacts, community resilience, and more. UrbanFootprint’s powerful analytics modules include:
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Exceptional planning is only half of the equation. Addressing each stakeholder’s priorities is the keystone to building consensus. UrbanFootprint gives you all the tools and resources you need to communicate more clearly and persuasively.
Create branded, downloadable reports detailing the scenarios and alternatives under consideration.
Facilitate the review process by sharing your scenarios online. Get feedback faster and keep your community informed.
Highlight the differences and similarities in scenarios to call out the hidden co-benefits that arise when all conditions are taken into consideration.
Seamlessly move the data, charts, graphs and maps from UrbanFootprint into other tools used in your planning efforts.