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Technology tools 20061005

  1. 1. UPPER MIDWEST PLANNING CONFERENCE OCTOBER 5, 2006 Planning Technology Tools… on a budget Achieving both “virtual reality” and substance using technology-driven tools within the planning process. Jeff Siegel, AICP, GISP Michael Bieberitz, GISP © 2006 HNTB Corporation.1
  2. 2. UPPER MIDWEST PLANNING CONFERENCE OCTOBER 5, 2006 AGENDA To examine several case studies using technology-driven tools for: 1) Scenario Development and Analysis 2) Visualization Tools • Regional/Community-Based • Urban Center/TOD Plan • Streetscape/Corridor Enhancements © 2006 HNTB Corporation.2
  3. 3. Regional/Community-Based • Woodridge, IL - Comprehensive Plan – mature, built community – address growth pressures with redevelopment opportunities • Primary technology use - – Scenario building – Interactive impact analysis – Collecting publicly-built scenarios © 2006 HNTB Corporation.3
  4. 4. Regional/Community-Based The advantages of using SketchPlan Builder™ include: – supports public participation with real-time feedback of scenario impacts. – provides digital “sketching” capability for on-the-fly interactivity for developing land use scenarios. – designed for a variety of user levels, including a non-technical audience, allowing planners to support community-based, collaborative decision-making in designing and understanding planning scenarios. © 2006 HNTB Corporation.4
  5. 5. Regional/Community-Based Scenario Development and Analysis Process © 2006 HNTB Corporation.5
  6. 6. Developing a Land Use Scenario © 2006 HNTB Corporation.6
  7. 7. Developing a Land Use Scenario © 2006 HNTB Corporation.7
  8. 8. Developing a Land Use Scenario © 2006 HNTB Corporation.8
  9. 9. Developing a Land Use Scenario © 2006 HNTB Corporation.9
  10. 10. Impact Analysis & Scenario Evaluation © 2006 HNTB Corporation.10
  11. 11. Impact Analysis & Scenario Evaluation © 2006 HNTB Corporation.11
  12. 12. About the technology • GIS-centric approach – designed to incorporate existing CAD/GIS data elements – stand-alone software • Developed and supported by HNTB’s Technology Practice • Minimum system requirements include a 1.2 GHz PC with 512 MB of RAM; optional 3D capabilities require advanced video card • Portable solution: can run on a laptop and/or Tablet PC; does not require a network or Internet access © 2006 HNTB Corporation.12
  13. 13. Urban Center/TOD • Wood Dale, IL - Station Area Study – mature, built community – address station redevelopment opportunities (RTA) along with downtown redevelopment opportunities • Primary technology use - – Scenario understanding and visualization – Interactive visual analysis © 2006 HNTB Corporation.13
  14. 14. Urban Center/TOD © 2006 HNTB Corporation.14
  15. 15. Urban Center/TOD © 2006 HNTB Corporation.15
  16. 16. Urban Center/TOD • Interactive Models – Using latest in “geoexploration” software; such a Google Earth – Powerful WOW factor! © 2006 HNTB Corporation.16
  17. 17. Urban Center/TOD © 2006 HNTB Corporation.17
  18. 18. Urban Center/TOD © 2006 HNTB Corporation.18
  19. 19. Streetscape/Corridor Enhancements • Racine, WI – Sixth Street Reconstruction – Fifth largest city in Wisconsin – complete reconstruction of Sixth Street from building-to- building, along with streetscaping and landscaping. – Public involvement and coordination with adjacent property owners (mixed-uses) is a major element • Primary technology use - – Public involvement – Design alternative presentation – Interactive visual analysis © 2006 HNTB Corporation.19
  20. 20. Streetscape/Corridor Enhancements © 2006 HNTB Corporation.20
  21. 21. UPPER MIDWEST PLANNING CONFERENCE OCTOBER 5, 2006 AGENDA To examine several case studies using technology-driven tools for: 1) Scenario Development and Analysis 2) Visualization Tools • Regional/Community-Based • Urban Center/TOD Plan • Streetscape/Corridor Enhancements © 2006 HNTB Corporation.21
  22. 22. UPPER MIDWEST PLANNING CONFERENCE OCTOBER 5, 2006 Planning Technology Tools… on a budget Jeff Siegel, AICP, GISP jsiegel@hntb.com Michael Bieberitz, GISP mbieberitz@hntb.com © 2006 HNTB Corporation.22

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