Visualizing urban data
Urbinsight is a dynamic mapping platform that analyzes and visualizes environmental data for cities globally. Designed through a community oriented process that leverages residents’ inherent spatial knowledge, users can view relevant and visually appealing map layers as well as input data based on quality of life surveys and parcel audits conducted by local stakeholders.
Urbinsight is an approach to neighborhood environmental accounting that is transparent, rational, open source, transferrable from city to city, scalable from parcel to neighborhood, and suitable for analyzing different resource streams in isolation and in combination.
The processes visualize urban resource flows, including water, energy, materials and food, from source to sink (nature to nature). With a standardized database structure, urban resource flow information systems introduce a systems perspective to people with diverse backgrounds and to neighborhoods that wish to become more sustainable.