ArcGIS Urban is designed as a web-based modeling and planning system targeted at planners. Nevertheless, it can be used for many different use cases.
Therefore we are wondering: what would you use ArcGIS Urban for the most?
Hard to tell without having been able to actually use the software
Hi Brita,Thank you for your comment.We will share a blog post about how you can get access to an ArcGIS Urban trial and about how to get started with ArcGIS Urban soon. Stay tuned .Best,Dominik
I am interested in getting our local municipalities to use arcgisurban for city, neighbourhood communityplanning to show a variety of alternatives to add ore density such as to multi-family (eg. redevelopment of older apartments) and single-family zones (eg. adding 1-2 bedroom secondary suites).
Based on videos of ArcGISUrban, it looks like interactive scenarios could show how various alternatives would impact population, housing, jobs, "parking" in our municipalities, neighbourhoods, streets. This is very important across the regional planning as well as to each local council, businesses, investors, developers, property owners and renters.
With so much density needing to be added in already densified areas, getting this in front of residents, businesses and community groups could really help to more respectfully manage change and increase to density, population, vehicles, traffic, etc.
As well if gamercoders get involved they could potentially add game technology (xbox, xr, VR, AR, etc.) to allow viewing scenarios for neighbourhoods / development in new ways and could get more young people and all ages involved together in discussion on the future of our/their streets, neighbourhoods, communities, cities. Imagine holding up your iPad or put on AR glasses and seeing the various options for your neighbourhood streets.
Hi Bruce,Thanks a lot for your valuable feedback.
This is exactly what ArcGIS Urban v.1.0.0 is about (among other capabilities): you can elaborate different design scenarios for specific areas by proposing for example new zoning regulations or editing parcels, you can analyze the impact of different plan alternatives in terms of additionally created housing space (households and population) and jobs, and you can share plan scenarios in order to get all relevant stakeholders on the same page.
What, from an urban design perspective, might be interesting to know is that with the latest version of CityEngine you can load a specific development project from ArcGIS Urban directly into CityEngine. There you can refine designs and either push them back to ArcGIS Urban or export them to Unreal Engine (a game engine) in order to get 3d-realtime renderings of your project. This allows you for example to explore your scenarios with VR-glasses from a pedestrians perspective.Best,Dominik
Thanks Dominik. If you see anyone from Victoria, BC, Canada, please share this with them. I am retired from BC provincial government CIO Office and am and advocate to get Urban in use for Greater Victoria. and also more of the tools into the schools and used more in college and university. The Day 1 presentations were excellent.
Bruce, thanks for this encouraging feedback. Stay tuned to not miss the latest updates on ArcGIS Urban :-).
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