Using software to measure the Urban Footprint
Peter Calthorpe and his partner Joe DiStefano have a venture-capital funded startup designed to provide municipalities, non-governmental organizations, developers, and design and planning firms with a powerful cloud-based software tool for planning walkable, transit-served communities.
Fast Company calls UrbanFootprint a “Sim City like tool” that provides immediate data on the ability of kids to walk to school, access to jobs, energy use, the local economy, health, carbon emissions, and other land-use topics. It allows users to select from a variety of place types, block types, and building types to build planning scenarios.
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