What does it take to have a good city? The answer is good planning and architectural design work, which have to start with urban analysis. With good urban assessment, planners can ensure that all facilities, from urban parks to the transport networks, cater to current populations and further need for growth. So, it is correct to say that urban analysis is one of the most important things for urban development.
This post takes a closer look at urban analysis to answer two main questions, “What is it?” and “What are the main concepts?”
Urban analysis is one of the most important components in urban planning, and it focuses on the organization and differentiation of social, demographics, and economic processes that help to shape cities. As the name urban analysis suggests, it targets identifying the main challenges and issues that face cities across the globe, such as the following:
As you can see, urban analysis entails so much, which requires inherent conceptualization and future considerations. To achieve all the above, you need to be very observant, collaborate with other stakeholders, and use the right software, such as Sketchup and CityCAD.
According to the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Global Sustainability, the global agenda is to eradicate poverty, address inequality, and make growth inclusive in a sustainable way. To achieve this, the UN targets to ensure that businesses, governments, institutions, and individuals focus on sustainability. For example, the UN looks forward to ensuring that everyone has access to safe and affordable housing by 2030. Like the UN, the World Bank targets to strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the globe’s natural heritage. Urban analysis is one of the best methods that can help to achieve these goals. Other advantages that come with urban analysis include:
When carrying out urban analysis and planning, planner must remain objective of making the area a better place. Therefore, here are the main concepts that guide the analysis and crafting the solutions to the identified issues:
As an urban planner, it is crucial to ensure that your analysis is conclusive and factors all items that can help to make the city more sustainable, aesthetically appealing, and functional. Remember to include all the stakeholders in the process, including real estate developers, and focus years into the future.
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