GIS & Green Infrastructure in New York City
Track: Architecture, Engineering, and Construction
Authors: Bond Harper, Richard Bartholomew
ArcGIS was used as a site selection tool for green infrastructure in NYC. With the goal of installing 500+ bioswales in a 500 acre site, the challenge was how to efficiently analyze the street for the potential bioswales, as well as managing the hundreds of installations for NYC DEP.
The value of ArcGIS for Arup is the ability to adapt the data to suit the needs of the project. It enabled Arup to dramatically reduce the time needed to review the selected bioswale locations and designs.