“In the coming decades, every city and organization will have to successfully navigate the transition to a net-zero and resilience economy. But a lot of the tools and data we need to make that transition are siloed.”
– Joshua Goldstein
A hallmark of the UrbanFootprint platform is its ability to distill numerous types of disparate data into clear and meaningful insights for our users. As we all begin recovering from the profound challenges of the past year and transition to an economy of greater resilience, equity, and growth, questions about where to invest our resources hold the utmost of importance. A data-driven approach to answering these questions is key.
One area in which this is especially relevant is mobility. In the search for more efficient modes of transportation and delivery, urban air mobility has garnered a great deal of attention recently for its advances in development and commercial application. Following our report on the use of UrbanFootprint in planning drone delivery of medicines and vaccines to rural areas, as well as our work with NASA and the Innovation Laboratory Inc. to develop a comprehensive, industry-standard 3D urban airspace map, the global logistics service provider FreightWaves interviewed UrbanFootprint business development director Joshua Goldstein on the importance of land-use and environmental data in developing this promising new mode of delivery.
Watch the FreightWaves TV interview to learn more about this use case as well as the broader role of urban planning in the future of delivery.