Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Urban Network Analysis Toolbox in the news

Henry Grabar, a journalist on urban topics, recently wrote an interesting introduction and analysis of UNA for Rhino.

UNA is a mapping tool by MIT's City Form Lab. Its uniqueness is its ability to add weight to the origin and destination points of a city network. These factors can be populations, subway connections, or other data available for the city. The information can be model pedestrian flow, predict how suitable a location of a building is for its use or other issues where spatial patterns are helpful.

More information is in MIT News on the MIT Singapore Design Center, where researchers created this tool.

The plugin is free and in beta version. City Form Lab is looking for feedback and suggestions.

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