Urban Development Program Technology allows planners to see into the future

Planning for major precinct developments has traditionally been a complex and lengthy process involving multiple stakeholders, often with competing remits, budgetary challenges and community priorities that all too often results in paralysis in the ability to make decisions or compromises that result in poor place making outcomes.

It is clear that we need a better, more strategic approach to the planning and delivery of enabling infrastructure, to ensure we have a robust development pipeline in NSW.

As part of our passion for creating affordable, liveable smart cities, UDIA NSW has instigated its own  Urban Development Program (UDP) process, enabled by innovative digital technology. UDP is designed to fast track the planning and delivery of enabling infrastructure and improve productivity and with rapid business case capability, able to improve collaboration between industry and government.

We are pleased that the NSW Government has committed to adopting an Urban Development Program (UDP) in Sydney this year and our technology partner at Giraffe Technologies will demonstrate the future potential with the Urban Pinboard UDP 3D City model at our NextGen West Urban Development Conference this Thursday.

“Digital twin and 3D computational design is here right now… and it’s time for government to embrace this future and improve the productivity of our industry.” said Steve Mann, UDIA NSW CEO.

UDIA NSW Urban Development Program will be launched at our NextGen West Urban Development Conference on Thursday May 20.

Background to the UDIA South West Urban Development Program Pilot

An important aspect of the process was to bring together industry, local government, and state government in a series of forums in Sydney’s South-West, so that we not only heard their individual issues, but also applied their specific requirements into the process.
The UDP digital tool delivers better precincts by providing:

  • An accessible and interactive map of future infrastructure delivery and planned development facilitating better co-ordination, reduced delivery times and lower costs;
  • Planning tools that allow for rapid simulation of different outcomes based on user-defined constraints, enabling a quick exploration of options and timely response to community feedback;
  • A 3D digital twin of the existing city that enables planners to visualize the necessary infrastructure and decision making required to plan the future city
  • Easy and accessible communication with the community;