Our planet’s population is moving toward an urbanized future. Safeguarding the environment depends on finding sustainable solutions for our cities. UrbanFootprint enables analysts to evaluate environmental impact early in the planning process, reducing the risk of unintended consequences and facilitating collaboration for better alternatives.
Mitigate human impact and design better outcomes with sustainable growth scenario planning. In the United States alone, 53% of greenhouse gas emissions are dependent upon the nature of our buildings and our transportation. Use UrbanFootprint to encourage environmentally sound proposals and advocate for smart urban design to support responsible growth.
Easily assess plans and project proposals on a range of key environmental factors, including greenhouse gas emissions, land conservation, and transportation behavior. Use advanced scenario planning to compare and contrast projected impacts at the outset of the proposal process.
Use planning constraints to limit development near protected areas. UrbanFootprint makes it easy to highlight and protect areas of critical environmental concern, including essential habitat connectivity areas, climate zones, priority conservation areas, wetlands, parks and open space, and many more.
Protect people and the planet from unintended consequences with real-time impact analysis on metrics like public health. Real-time scenario analysis and reporting illuminate the effects of proposed development on factors like air quality and the environmental health index.
Easily convey environmental risks and plan for city resiliency with access to essential data sets like NOAA’s sea level rise, flood plains, and more.
The Internet of Things and Big Data are making cities in many ways conscious; they are more and more self-adjusting, homeostatic and autonomous. In this framework, UrbanFootprint changes the way cities can think about themselves. It enables self-awareness (dynamic data), articulates expectations and goals (scenarios), allows reflection (analysis of outcomes) and generates insights (patterns of co-benefits).