Cardiff is one of the UK’s fastest growing cities with a leisure and tourism sector that generates significant economic and cultural benefits.
Cardiff is introducing a Replacement Local Development Plan 2021 - 2036 to benefit communities and the economy, and set out which areas need to be protected. Supporting a vibrant, mixed-use city centre and regenerating Cardiff Bay as a high density, mixed-use destination are key issues to address.
Cardiff has around 1,000 listed buildings therefore understanding development opportunities and constraints clearly at an early stage, through using VU.CITY’s data layers, can help inform local policy and avoid unwanted hurdles, costs and delays for all.
Cardiff’s population is growing fast, with a long waiting list for housing: the City Council recognises the need to work out the right number, type and location of homes to be built. As Cardiff continues to grow, new infrastructure will also be needed alongside the new homes and jobs. VU.CITY’s 3D platform makes it simple for developers and architects to check for approved schemes and evaluate the likelihood of getting planning approval in the future for proposals.
In its aim to create a greener city, the council is currently progressing a range of strategies including One Planet Cardiff, Clean Air Cardiff and a Transport White Paper. A digital platform can enable all stakeholders to work towards a common goal in finding the best possible solutions in making Cardiff the best city possible.
Users of VU.CITY Cardiff are using the model’s many benefits, from being able to understand and assess a site’s opportunities and challenges, testing refined designs in context, enhancing pre-app conversations and planning submissions, to improving how everyone involved collaborates.
Create smart cities the smart way
VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.
VU.CITY covers the whole of London and 25 major UK and international cities.
Test out ideas in situ, from one building to a masterplan. Create your vision and submissions with confidence.
Discover where there is potential for change, and help everyone easily understand what’s involved and why.
Reduce guesswork and unwanted costs – make the right decisions for the right outcomes, faster.
Understand designs and plans with ease, and make decisions with clarity to benefit your city and your communities.