Understand location to manage changing demands


Manage the growth of neighborhoods in a sustainable manner

Whether in urban, suburban, or rural areas, planners are expected to manage the long-term growth of communities in a viable way. Local government planning professionals must plan for varying levels of growth based on the needs and desires in each neighborhood. In today’s environment of increased counter-urbanization, this can cause new stresses on communities that weren’t anticipating rapid levels of growth. GIS tools provide the technology for planners to test build-out capacity in neighborhoods based on established parameters and provide multiple data-driven development scenarios to administrators, community leaders, and the public for feedback.

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Identify demographics

Identify current and projected demographic and socioeconomic variables to identify areas with need for additional growth.

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Evaluate growth capacity

Evaluate capacity for growth in land-use regulations.

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Measure key indicators

Measure key indicators with spatial analysis for prioritizing sustainable growth.

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Model housing scenarios

Use a data-driven approach to compare and model a diverse range of affordable housing scenarios including multifamily housing and single-family homes.

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Visualize proposed developments

Visualize proposed developments for affordable homes and inform the public about priority initiatives to address the community housing supply.

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New residents, tech boom demand agile growth


The city uses spatial analytics to manage dramatic growth, assess buildable lands, and fine-tune zoning to prepare for more residents.

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