Urban Planning

Preparing cities for the challenges of the future, by shaping livability and sustainability in urban areas, is never easy.

Living in a functional, attractive and cutting-edge urban environment represents a beneficial opportunity for citizens, businesses and all for all the protagonists who inhabit, live and participate in the urban environment itself.

This challenge is entrusted to urban designers, whose role is to create livable, sustainable and ideal communities through urban planning, making decisions about:

  • Land Use;
  • Use of Nature Based Solution to mitigate Climate Risks;
  • The design of buildings and public spaces;
  • The supplying of essential services for humans, such as transportation, water and energy management.

Among their objectives there’s also the need to reduce social inequalities, allowing all citizens to access and enjoy the services offered by the city of the future.

The Land Cover layer provides a comprehensive overview of the Earth’s surface, classifying it into 11 classes.
These categories include urban areas, forests, water bodies, croplands, and more.
The layer has been meticulously crafted utilizing exclusively Sentinel-2 satellite imagery, among other topographic layers.
Advanced Deep Learning algorithms were applied to obtain this dataset, ensuring a precise representation of the global landscape.

    The Surface Urban Heat Island layer assesses the UHI effect, highlighting areas that become warmer than surrounding rural areas due to human activities like transportation and urbanization.
    By analyzing ground temperature data, an index from 0 to 100 is generated, where higher values indicate greater UHI exposure, pinpointing critical zones.

      The Heatwave Risk Map, by combining data on temperature (hazard), population by age group (exposure), and morphological characteristics of the area (vulnerability), allows to derive a risk index (between 0 and 100) where values close to zero are risk-free as opposed to values close to 100 that identify the most critical areas to be prioritized.

        What is Urban Planning?

        When we talk about urban planning, we refer to the process of design, shaping and sustainability of the physical, social and economic development of urban areas. Specifically, urban planning is defined as the systematic interaction that occurs between:

        • the configuration of high-quality urban public spaces;
        • the tools that allow you to have a balance between the local natural environment and the environment that has been built or will be built.

        Analyzing data, thanks to the support of new technologies (including maps, computer models and community engagement processes), is one of the main activities to do Urban Planning and prepare cities for the challenges of the future.

        All the data you need to create positive social and environmental change

        Urban Simulator

        The Urban Simulator developed by Latitudo 40 is capable of analysing and predicting the benefits that are brought to a given area before urban regeneration operations or any type of intervention that modifies the conformation of an area are carried out.
        The analysis performed by the tool is generated thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms capable of determining fundamental factors for the right balance between urbanisation and sustainability.

        Urban planning activities require advanced, technological and modern tools to obtain innovative and sustainable results to lead cities to rapidly evolve into smart cities.

        Latitudo 40 has this vision: through a “no-sensors” approach, exclusively based on data analysis, acquired from satellite imagery, our platform provides concrete support, on a scientific basis, for urban planning.

        Here’s what you can do thanks to Latitudo 40:

        • Monitor the entire urban area by identifying areas most exposed to environmental risks;
        • Identify areas that need priority action, based on population concentration or specific economic activities, with a numerical index;
        • Plan mitigation actions and monitor KPIs over time, including for those interventions that have already been made;
        • Simulate future results of urban planning actions.

        The goal is to make fair, intelligent and sustainable decisions to develop urban planning as best as possible.

        Urban Planning