We diagnose living conditions in cities and municipalities.
Areas of application
Access to high-quality green areas is one of the major aspects of quality city life. Our urban indicators allow estimating the amount of green areas available to residents. We base our research on satellite images and assess access to green areas, taking their size, attractiveness, and walkability into account.
These indicators assess the conditions for comfortable and easy movement using various travel modes. Public transport accessibility may include the ease of getting to transit stops on foot, the frequency of departures, or travel time. Data from geo-questionnaires allow us to calculate the share of travel modes in mobility and estimate the amount of CO2 emissions from transport.
Thanks to the data from geo-questionnaires and other sources, we can identify places in which residents’ and visitors’ activities concentrate, areas that are walkable and pedestrian-friendly, and those which provide a good access to services close to home. Walkability measures are of great importance for residents’ quality of life and real estate attractiveness.
We analyze the accessibility of green areas, local services, and public transport.
We evaluate walkability and bikeability (conditions for cycling) of neighborhoods and cities.
We identify areas that meet the needs of residents to varying degrees.
Thanks to our suggestions, planners, officials and councilors can make decisions that will efficiently improve the living conditions of residents and guide investments where they are most needed.
In our calculations, we use geospatial data obtained from geo-questionnaires, municipal geographic information systems (GIS), and external data sources, such as OpenStreetMap or remote sensing imagery. We use advanced methods of modeling accessibility, mapping routes, and assessing the attractiveness of places. We compare the results of calculations with the residents’ evaluations, so that they align with their perspectives.
Urban indicators can be used in the activities of local governments to create strategies, master plans, local land use plans, or sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs).
We also use them to assess the attractiveness of locations on the real estate market and in scientific research on mobility, public health, and well-being.