Envision Tomorrow puts powerful tools in planners’ hands to design and test land use and transportation decisions. The Envision Tomorrow GIS-based software package can help your city or region examine possibilities at a range of scales. Whether considering how to maximize growth around transit or identify development and redevelopment priorities, Envision Tomorrow provides planners with an easy-to-use, analytical decision making tool.
These tools have been used by municipalities, regional governments, and private organizations to test and refine transportation plans, produce small-area concept plans, and build scenarios. In an era when many municipalities are exploring carbon footprinting, the software can also provide baseline carbon emissions analysis of different land use patterns.
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Prototype Builder / ROI Model
Prototype Builder tests the physical and financial feasibility of development. The tool allows you to examine land use regulations in relation to the current development market and consider the impact of parking, height requirements, construction costs, rents and subsidies. You can use this tool to see what “pencils.” For example, you can assess how preferred forms of development, such as mixed-use retail with housing above, might become more financially feasible within your existing code.
Scenario Builder adds scenario-building functionality to ArcGIS. First you design prototypical buildings in Prototype Builder. Next you use Scenario Builder to “paint the landscape” by allocating different building types across your study area to create a land use scenario. Build as many scenarios as you would like and test them against each other. The tool allows real-time evaluation of each scenario’s impact on land use, housing, sustainability, transportation, and economic conditions.
Who is using Envision Tomorrow?
Cities and regions all over the United States use Envision Tomorrow. Regions including Chicago use the tool to conduct housing studies; Baton Rouge is analyzing future growth scenarios, while the Southern California Association of Governments in California is examining the potential for emissions reduction through pursuing different land use policies. In Portland, the regional government, Metro, is refining their ability to test land use and transportation policies through scenario planning. Smaller cities like Waco, Texas and Mountlake Terrace, Washington have found Envision Tomorrow to be a valuable addition to their planning toolbox.
- Software license
- Envision Tomorrow Suite customization
- In-depth trainings with easy-to-understand materials
- Comprehensive user manuals
- Ongoing support and technical assistance
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