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City of San Antonio Sustainable Neighborhood Planning Tool (PLACE3S)

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  • 1. Sustainable Neighborhoods Planning Tool Project prepared for the City of San Antonio’s Office of Environmental Policy Hazem Rashed-Ali, Ph.D. Chunlin Lin - Halit Beyaztas Texas Trails & Active Transportation ConferenceTexas Bike/Ped Summit • February 1-3, 2012 · San Antonio, TX
  • 2. PROJECT OBJECTIVES•  Implementing the INDEX GIS‐based planning software in the city of San Antonio,•  Identifying and measuring different sustainability performance indicators across the city,•  Supporting planning efforts to reduce energy and water consumption, vehicle miles of travel, pollution emissions (including greenhouse gas emissions), and the carbon footprint of the city,•  Quantifying other sustainability metrics as needed.
  • 3. THE INDEX TOOL•  INDEX PlanBuilder is an interactive GIS-based planning support system designed to assist in community planning and development,•  INDEX PlanBuilder includes capabilities for: –  Measurement of existing conditions, –  Creation of future scenarios, –  Evaluation of alternatives, and –  Implementation of adopted plans.•  INDEX can calculate 89 indicators in the following categories: - Demographics - Recreation - Land Use - Environment - Housing - Travel - Employment - Climate Change
  • 4. THE INDEX TOOL
  • 5. HOW INDEX WORKs?
  • 6. INDICATOR SELECTION
  • 7. RATING AND WEIGHTING
  • 8. HOW TO WEIGHT?
  • 9. FINAL NUMERIC PRODUCT
  • 10. FINAL MAP PRODUCT
  • 11. COMPARING ALTERNATIVES
  • 12. METHODOLOGY•  DATA COLLECTION: - CITY OF SAN ANTONIO PLANNING DEPARTMENT - MPO - BCAD - SAWS - VIA - CPS (pending)•  IDENTIFICATION OF TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS•  DATA PROCESSING: -INDEX READ SPECIFIC FORM OF GIS DATA•  INDICATOR SELECTION:•  SETTING TRESHOLDS for EACH INDICATOR:•  EXISTING / FUTURE CONDITIONS SCENARIO•  GENERATING NUMERICAL AND SPATIAL RESULTS
  • 13. APPLICATION•  MODEL DEVELOPMENT / INDICATOR SELECTION –  Forty indicators selected for evaluation for different city neighborhoods•  MODEL VALIDATION / IMPLEMENTATION ON TARGET AREAS Downtown Loop (Downtown / Lavaca / King William / Lone Star / Collins Garden•  CITY-WIDE IMPLEMENTATION (Pending)•  Web Site Design (Pending)
  • 14. INDICATOR SELECTION
  • 15. CURRENT STATUS•  Iden%fy  indicators  and  collect  data      Completed,  •  Collect  GIS  data          Completed  •  Prepare  GIS  data  for  processing  for  all  city  neighborhoods,              Completed,  •  Running  INDEX  for  all  city  neighborhoods    On  going.  •  Develop  web  interface        On  going  
  • 16. MODEL VALIDATION INTERNAL  STREET   CONNECTIVITY   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  0.71  cul-­‐de-­‐sac/intersec%on  ra%o   0.90  cul-­‐de-­‐sac/intersec%on  ra%o  
  • 17. MODEL VALIDATION PEDESTRIAN  NETWORK   COVERAGE   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  40.8%  of  streets  w/sidewalks   91.9%  of  streets  w/sidewalks  
  • 18. MODEL VALIDATION TRANSIT  SERVICE  COVERAGE   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  2.0  stops  per  square  mile   52.7  stops  per  square  mile    
  • 19. MODEL VALIDATION TRANSIT  SERVICE  DENSITY   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  19.3  vehicle  route  mi/day/sqmi   284.4  vehicle  route  mi/day/sqmi  
  • 20. MODEL VALIDATION TRANSIT  ADJACENCY  TO   HOUSING   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  15%  of  pop  w/i  user  buffer   97.6%  of  pop  w/i  user  buffer  
  • 21. MODEL VALIDATION TRANSIT  ADJACENCY  TO   EMPLOYMENT   STONE  OAK  AREA   WESTSIDE  DISTRICT  61.3%  of  pop  w/i  user  buffer   99.4%  of  pop  w/i  user  buffer  
  • 22. STRUCTURE OF RESULTS10 Major Districts
  • 23. STRUCTURE OF RESULTSThe Neighborhood Associations& Sub-Boundaries
  • 24. DOWN TOWN
  • 25. DOWN TOWN DOWN  TOWN  
  • 26. DOWN TOWN
  • 27. DOWN TOWN
  • 28. DOWN TOWN
  • 29. DOWN TOWN
  • 30. DOWN TOWN
  • 31. DOWN TOWN
  • 32. DOWN TOWN
  • 33. DOWN TOWN
  • 34. DOWN TOWN
  • 35. DOWN TOWN
  • 36. DOWN TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS Internal Street ConnectivityKing  William   Lavaca   Collins  Gardens   Downtown   Roosevelt  Park   Lone  Star  
  • 37. DOWN TOWN NEIGHBORHOODS Transit Proximity to HousingKing  William   Lavaca   Collins  Gardens   Downtown   Roosevelt  Park   Lone  Star  
  • 38. DOWN TOWN- COMPARISONComparison of Sub-Neighborhoods in the Downtown Area Downtown  Neighborhoods  Comparison   Overall  Score  for  all  Indicators   60   50   40   30   20   10   0   King  William   Lavaca   DT  District   Downtown   Lone  Star   Roosvelt   Gardens   Non_Neighb Collins   Park   orhood  
  • 39. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 40. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 41. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 42. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 43. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 44. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 45. NORTH CENTRAL
  • 46. NORTH CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOODS Transit Proximity to Housing
  • 47. NORTH CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOODS Transit Proximity to Housing
  • 48. Acknowledgment We would like to thank the “City of San Antonio’s Office of Environmental Policy”for providing finding for this project and for their continuing support for its development and implementation
  • 49. Thank you•  For further information: Hazem Rashed-Ali, Ph.D. Department of Architecture, UTSA hazem.rashedali@utsa.edu 210-458-3088