Any town planner especially one taught in the UK has seen this diagram by Ebenezor Howard, and so I had to have a go creating it. Even though it clearly says its a ‘diagram only’.
Really this is again demonstrating the power of CityEngine as a modelling tool, we can run through hypothetical scenarios quickly and easily. I hope to make this model better by adding reporting, so we know how many people can live and work in this diagram. As well as making things look a bit more realistic I need to:
- The ‘Grand Avenue’ would surely not be a forest and more a formal park environment?
- The roads should have more trees!
- The low-level housing should be more, well British looking, where’s the terrace and cul-de-sac?
- The railway is a light rail here and elevated, perhaps this needs rethinking?
So do you have any suggestions? You can comment directly on the 3D model (if you have an ArcGIS account)