New York has the most iconic skyline in the world and yet is renowned for its ‘pull down and build over again spirit’ with constant architectural change. Little wonder that Robert Moses, the city planner who shaped NYC for 30 years into a contemporary city once said, ‘New York will be a great town if they ever finish it.’
OneNYC 2050 is a strategy to secure the city’s future with big solutions to big challenges, including plans to create and preserve 300,000 units of affordable housing and generate 100,000 good-paying jobs.
OneNYC 2050 details plans to create a network of quality open spaces that connect playgrounds, parks, and plazas to homes and workplaces with bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and to activate hidden open spaces, including the waterfront and areas under elevated trains and highways.
New York City has committed to the Paris Climate Agreement in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with plans to transform the city by achieving carbon neutrality and 100% clean electricity.
VU.CITY New York is a 3D digital model that will revolutionise the planning and design of this iconic city. It creates a virtual environment in which to test new ideas, with rich functionality and data, and lead to a clear understanding of what’s proposed for better decision-making and positive outcomes.
Easily test massing to understand design feasibility.
Easily import your designs from external 3D software (such as Revit, Rhino, SketchUp & 3ds Max) into the New York model and test how they will work in situ.
Quickly view and assess the initial impact of light from your proposed developments.
Assess multiple initial massing options at an early stage and GEA potential quickly.
Conduct high-level townscape and visual impact assessments. Agree on key views to analyse further. Select key views and confidentially present your proposals to take stakeholder on the journey of design.
Save time by eliminating unnecessary views for analysis. Understand where your scheme can be seen from and which views are critical to assess.
Mark up comments and actions and easily collaborate on a site or scheme with project team members.
Place your camera anywhere in VU.CITY New York and see the views, whether out of a window, on top of a building or at street level.
VU.CITY helps organise, visualise, and analyse city data in the clearest and most accessible way to make better decisions.
Quickly identify and appraise sites. VU.CITY's visualization, design functionality and planning data, allow you to optimise your designs.
Now everyone involved can have a clear, universal understanding of what’s proposed and why, in a single, secure place. VU.CITY makes decision-making democratic and fair.
Remove barriers and minimise risks early. Have confidence in your designs and plans. Increase buy-in for project success.