GIS for Urban and Regional Planning

Learn more about geodesign and its impact on urban and regional planning. Read about GeoDesign for Climate Change Adaptation.

No matter how large or small your community, planners must deal with spatial information: parcel, zoning and land use data, addresses, transportation networks, and housing stock. As a planner, you also study and keep track of multiple urban and regional indicators, forecast future community needs, and plan accordingly to guarantee the quality of life for everyone in livable communities.

Federal, regional, state, county, and local planning agencies have realized the power of enterprise GIS to identify problems, respond to them efficiently, and share the results with the public. Esri GIS solutions provide tools to help you reach your agency mission while doing more and spending less.

GIS supports planning and the public participation process with planning support systems.

Success Stories

See how urban and regional planning organizations are using GIS.

More case studies, podcasts, demos, and literature.

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