ArcGIS Urban

ArcGIS Urban

Smart city planning

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Transforming urban planning and design

Issues like housing availability, sustainability goals, and economic changes are compelling cities to better plan for the future. ArcGIS Urban enables planners and design professionals to collaborate across teams with a web-based 3D application that supports scenario planning and impact assessment. ArcGIS Urban enables the digital transformation of city and regional planning to encourage collaboration with community stakeholders and help all groups work toward a more sustainable future.

Learn how to quickly set up ArcGIS Urban for your organization with Esri Canada's professional services package, ArcGIS Urban QuickStart.

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Smart city planning made simple

Encourage collaboration with stakeholders to create an inclusive and more sustainable future for your community.

Visualize projects citywide

Create, track and review development projects in a 3D environment. Incorporating building information modeling (BIM) and other types of 3D information throughout the project review process gives planners and developers a common view of urban development guidelines and reduces the time required for building applications.

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Design 3D scenarios

ArcGIS Urban makes creating, editing and managing land-use and zoning plans simple with an interactive 3D environment. Evaluating the impact of zoning and land-use changes in a study area is key to saving time and money while balancing precious resources. Through detailed indicators and analytics, ArcGIS Urban also enables the creation of on-the-fly scenarios to help visualize the areas that would be impacted by proposed urban developments. 

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Guide change and measure impact

Incorporate data-driven land-use scenarios based on factors like population change, economic growth, and current zoning codes for a plan that is more resilient and responsive. By incorporating ArcGIS Urban into a comprehensive planning process, planners can more easily assess land-use changes to meet future demand.

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Enable digital engagement

Clearly communicate proposals and increase buy-in by providing easy-to-understand visualizations and metrics. Reach new audiences and boost access to key demographic groups by incorporating online comments and surveys that foster public engagement.

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ArcGIS Urban QuickStart

Packaged professional services

Get guidance and advice from an experienced team at Esri Canada. Learn how to prepare data specific to your city or organization and work with the functions and features of ArcGIS Urban to get the most out of the application.

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How ArcGIS Urban works

3D animation with 3D shapes and buildings that show the urban planning process

Establish a digital twin

Replicate 3D buildings, rights-of-way or other infrastructure for a holistic view of current or future development.

Start a digital planning process

Accelerate policy making with a scenario-driven process for land-use plans, zoning codes and development proposals.

Monitor and support your goals

Support decision-making with indicators to navigate short-term uncertainty while balancing long-term policies.


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