Sprawl is Dead: UNiS (Urban Nodes in Suburbia) & CityEngine
Track: Real Estate
Authors: Donald Monti, Brandon Palanker, Kevin DeVito
The rise of downtown living is transforming out-dated suburban areas into vibrant urban ‘nodes’ (UNiS). Renaissance Downtown’s revitalization project injected new life into Hempstead, NY through a combination of CityEngine, Crowdsourced Placemaking - a vital social networking program - and 3D visualization. GIS helps provide a virtual ‘picture’ of the inspired vision for the community as well as accurate information to garner public and stakeholder support, priceless for any project.