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ArcGIS Urban

ArcGIS Urban

Smart city planning software

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Transforming urban planning and design

Issues like housing availability, sustainability goals, and economic changes are compelling cities to better plan for the future. ArcGIS Urban enables planners and design professionals to collaborate across teams with a web-based 3D application that supports scenario planning and impact assessment. ArcGIS Urban enables the digital transformation of city and regional planning to encourage collaboration with community stakeholders and help all groups work toward a more sustainable future.

Smart city planning made simple

Encourage collaboration with stakeholders to create an inclusive and more sustainable future for your community.

Visualize projects citywide

Create, track, and review development projects with a digital twin of your city. Incorporating building information modeling (BIM) and other types of 3D information throughout the project review process gives planners and developers a common view of urban development guidelines and reduces the time required for building applications.

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Design 3D scenarios

ArcGIS Urban makes creating, editing, and managing land-use and zoning plans simple with an interactive 3D environment built with planners in mind. Evaluating the impact of zoning and land-use changes in a study area is key to saving time and money while balancing precious resources. Through detailed indicators and analytics, ArcGIS Urban also enables the creation of on-the-fly scenarios to help visualize the areas that would be impacted by proposed urban developments.

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Guide change and measure impact

Incorporate data-driven land-use scenarios based on factors like population change, economic growth, and current zoning codes for a plan that is more resilient and responsive. By incorporating ArcGIS Urban into a comprehensive planning process, planners can more easily assess land-use changes to meet future demand.

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Enable digital engagement

Clearly communicate proposals and increase buy-in by providing easy-to-understand visualizations and metrics. Reach new audiences and boost access to key demographic groups by incorporating online comments and surveys that increase public engagement.

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How does ArcGIS Urban work?

3D animation with 3D shapes and buildings that show the urban planning process

Establish a digital twin

Replicate 3D buildings, rights-of-way, or other citywide infrastructure with ease for a holistic view of current or future development efforts.

Start a digital planning and building process

Accelerate policy making with a scenario-driven process to create land-use plans, update zoning codes, and evaluate development proposals on the fly.

Monitor and support your goals

Support decision-making with key performance indicators that help you navigate uncertainty in short-term projects while balancing long-term policies.

Esri Blog

Penn State: 3D model shows impact of construction

We’re seeing the biggest building boom since the 1970s, and we wanted to be in a better position to explain what’s happening.

Ed LeClear

Director of Planning and Community Development, State College

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