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Cooperation between PTV Group and TNO

Two of the most powerful technologies have teamed up to form a comprehensive and holistic platform to urban planning called, Urban Strategy with PTV Visum. This platform works by identifying people as the central element of any given city, and then combine it with conventional city-making discipline as well as architecture and engineering so that it can recognise the influences of social issues, economic development, culture, recreational area as well as technology to provide an all-encompassing smart city dashboard.

Designed by The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Urban Strategy is a powerful tool that offers a complete package to balance the urban sustainable Trinity that consists of Urban Planning, Environmental Quality, and Transportation.

Together with Urban Strategy, PTV Visum brings trusted multimodal modelling of the transport system with an instantaneous calculation of the impacts on various environmental aspects. The result of this combination created a unique, innovative and powerful decision-making tool to combat the traditional methods.

Out with the old…

The urban spatial planning methods currently used are sub-optimal and unable to calculate these requirements interactively as they work in silos and are very time-consuming. The different aspects are calculated individually which causes inaccuracies and inefficiencies. This leads to unguided urban expansion that perpetuates non-inclusive and unsustainable growth.

…and in with the new

Thanks to its comprehensive interface and its powerful 3D visualisation, Urban Strategy powered by PTV Visum allows decision making for different stakeholders from different city departments on all levels. They will instantly see the integrated impact of each scenario across all disciplines and simulate the benefits of any policy as it is updated in real-time as soon as anything changes.

What can you do with Urban Strategy with PTV Visum?

When selecting an area for urbanisation, the platform will be able to simulate impacts such as an increase in traffic, noise or air pollution and will point to the ideal scenario. From a holistic to a detailed view, Urban Strategy with PTV Visum enables policy makers to zoom in on a specific neighbourhood to calculate the impacts of measures planned and concurrently take into account the effects on all adjacent areas.

Traffic: Flow / Capacity; travel times; mode shares; demand distribution; routes

Noise: (road, rail, industry): Noise levels [dB]; Noise exposure; noise annoyance [%HA]

Air Quality: NO2; PM10; PM2,5 [µg/m3]; exposure above limit values

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To learn more about the partnership and the companies, kindly refer to the press release.