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Connectivity? Equitable access to green space? Development of mixed-use projects? While all of these facets play an important role, location is at the center of all community and urban planning practices. Planners are advancing beyond traditional processes and workflows to develop policy and design communities that reflect residents' needs. Esri is the leader in GIS software and pioneers smart city technology that helps planning professionals determine how, where, and when their designs can have the greatest impact to create vibrant cities and regions.

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Reimagining Tokyo with advanced analytics


At Georgia Tech, an interdisciplinary program teaches students principles of urban design and how to apply smart city solutions for Tokyo’s growth.

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