SEILER & SEILER – URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

CAPACITY WIZARD WINTERTHUR

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The Capacity Wizard allows automated and rapid identification of potential areas for urban densification. The results are used as a basis for specific area developments or revision of land-use plans. The Wizard allows more time for the election of the decisive parameters and the detailed analysis of the results and also guarantees consistent results.

The Capacity Wizard detects the current situation and calculates the capacity of construction zones with respect to construction volume, floor space, population and employment. These figures are calculated automatically for a selected area, yet important parameters such as densification rate or potential volume requirement per inhabitant or employee remain varied. The basic data sets used in the calculation can be easily and quickly updated periodically.

The Wizard is an ArcGIS toolbox that has been programmed with Python. A complementary intelligent Excel based tool allows the assumptions to vary independently of ArcGIS and thus it is easy to create and compare different scenarios. The city of Winterthur is using the Wizard as part of the overall revision of the land-use plan.

CATEGORY
TYPE
CLIENT
STATUS
Urban Planning, GIS Analysis and Mapping
Commission
Public
Completed