UrbanFootprint to transform the City of Canning

Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2019 at 2:00:00 PM

UrbanFootprint is a cloud based urban planning platform that allows users to design and create urban designs and environments that are more sustainable, resilient and equitable to the communities that live in them.

The City of Canning will be the first Local Government Authority to implement the platform in Australia. By implementing the platform the City will be able to utilise an enriched level of information and data, and, along with the advanced Scenario Modelling and Analytics features of UrbanFootprint, inform and develop urban plans designed to create future communities and environments.

Peter Marklew, National Business Development Manager at IT Vision, is working alongside the City of Canning to bring this project to life.

“We are working with the City of Canning, LandGate, The Australian Bureau of Statistics, State and Federal Governments across their data.gov initiatives to create the Australian Base Canvas. We collate and curate all the data and information required to inform the spatial data layers that then produce location insights enabling mapping and assessment of existing location conditions.” said Peter.

“The outcomes from this project will enhance the way the City of Canning engages with the community on urban planning by providing a more data rich experience with information presented in a way that citizens can consume and understand.”

“Time and cost savings will be a key benefit. It is anticipated that savings in the order of 25% to 30% could be achieved, similar to what has been recorded by United States Local Governments and planning organisations who have leveraged this technology,” Peter said.

In utilising the UrbanFootprint Platform, the City of Canning will leverage work already done by their GIS team and Planning Department to further enhance details of the urban landscape to provide insights into how future Urban Scenarios could impact areas such as;
• Transport: Traffic flow impacts, increases due to population density, opportunities to implement or improve public transport services
• Transit Accessibility: Determining the best urban design to ensure the maximum number of citizens can have access to transit services
• Land Consumption: How land is being utilised within the community
• Energy: Consumption across commercial use to the entire community down to the average for individual residences across electricity and gas
• Water Use: Across commercial, the community, and local averages of residences
• Emissions: As an outcome of changes to the urban landscape
• Risk and Resilience: For areas such as flood, bush fires, climate change, and other elements that can impact communities

The implementation of UrbanFootprint is part of the City of Canning’s overarching digital projects strategy.

To learn more about the City of Canning’s digital projects, click here.

To learn more about UrbanFootprint and the work that IT Vision is delivering in this area, click here.

Learn about our latest updates to the Altus platform, case studies from Diamantina Shire Council, Kempsey Shire Council and Bellingen Shire Council as well as our strategic partnerships in the IT Vision December Newsletter.

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