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Regional Scenario Planning: Understanding Urban Footprint

This course is the second of two scenario planning courses hosted by Garlynn Woodsong. This course introduces UrbanFootprint, a next-generation open source scenario planning tool developed in response to a changing policy environment in order to automate and streamline the processes involved with: loading base data; assessing and defining developable lands; translating existing plans and scenarios; creating new scenarios; and analyzing those scenarios for their performance according to a range of metrics.

  • 51 Mins
  • Published
    2013

This course is the second of two scenario planning courses hosted by Garlynn Woodsong. This course introduces UrbanFootprint, a next-generation open source scenario planning tool that automates and streamlines the processes involved with: loading base data; assessing and defining developable lands; translating existing plans and scenarios; creating new scenarios; and analyzing those scenarios for their performance according to a range of metrics. The concepts of place types and building types are introduced, and their roles in scenario development processes are explained. Finally, all of the pieces are put together in order to articulate how various scenario and policy components fit together to allow the achievement of greenhouse gas reduction goals.