Modeling and sensing
We conduct spatially explicit studies to highlight the potential for future improvements of the territory and its natural, cultural and landscape resources, by employing advanced and recent tools to model urban and territorial environments. We use data acquisition techniques to generate spatial information about environmental qualities with high resolution. We run complex and multi-scale models providing spatially explicit data and quantifying properties of the environment across scales.
For the urban scale, we cover:
- pervious surfaces and canopy cover
- potential solar energy modeling
- microclimate variations and outdoor comfort conditions
Support to design and planning
We are committed to evidence-based, performance-based and landscape-inclusive knowledge. We provide support to include sustainable and resilient design and planning strategies in the urban and territorial planning tools and scenarios. We use a transdisciplinary and multiscale approach involving experts coming from different disciplines, such as ecologists, urban planners, architects, sociologists.
Our interest is to create inclusive landscapes involving people in our processes. Our approach relies on the integration of subjective data by involving people through several initiatives. We involve stakeholders such as administrations, experts, citizens to facilitate co-creative design and planning processes through a bottom-up perspective. Moreover, we offer training and teaching for private and public bodies, schools and universities.
Our portfolio includes:
- Participatory planning
- Multi-criteria decision making
- Informative workshops