Urban Strategy is a calculation model developed by TNO for interactive planning that comprises two components: sophisticated software and TNO service, which assures you of expertise, reliability and independence.
TNO helps you to enter the requisite data, like up-to-date digital maps, traffic flows and demographic data. We then guide you through altering the variables so that you can see what effect a modification, such as the laying or widening of a road or the construction of an office building, will have on, for example, the traffic intensity, air quality, noise pollution and external security. TNO also helps you to correctly interpret the results. Urban Strategy makes it evident why one solution is better than another.
Who can use it?
Urban Strategy helps administrators, planners, project developers, housing associations, consultants, (landscape)architects, urban developers and traffic managers to explore new situations, evaluate existing situations and find comprehensive solutions to complex bottlenecks. Urban Strategy makes evident why one solution is better than another, and therefore helps to present the plans both clearly and convincingly.
What is the pay off?
Urban Strategy enables you to realise comprehensive and well considered solutions to complex planning problems where there is often a wide variety or even conflict of interests. Urban Strategy has already proved its value many times in practice, as in the Rotterdam port area and the widening of the Dutch A1 motorway at Muiden (see film). It is an objective and highly practical tool that has the added benefit of significantly reducing the duration of your planning projects. A process that once took weeks to months can now be reduced to just a few days.