Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan
In today’s rapidly advancing technological landscape and expanding urban areas, the integration of digital tools is playing a pivotal role in orchestrating efficient urban development. In this article, we highlight an outstanding project developed in collaboration with our strategic partner and powered by the Geometa platform. This visionary initiative, which has earned the prestigious CIPR Digital Award, represents a significant milestone in the digital transformation of urban development. Let’s explore the Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan for Urban Development, an innovative endeavor that originated in the Sakhalin Region and was conceptualized by the forward-thinking experts at the Institute for Territorial Planning Grad, a leading private institution in urban planning in the CIS.
What is the Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan?
At its core, the Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan for Urban Development is a powerful tool designed to efficiently manage a region’s infrastructure development. It operates based on well-informed decisions made in a timely and spatially conscious manner. This plan provides access to critical data related to the availability of infrastructure assets within a specific region. Its uniqueness lies in its ability to oversee the entire lifecycle of each infrastructure component.
The Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan meticulously aggregates and monitors decisions affecting various infrastructure sectors, including social, transportation, recreation, utilities, and security. Powered by the Geometa platform, this project automates numerous functions, resulting in an all-encompassing information and analytical support system. It goes beyond traditional urban planning, creating a seamless, digitally managed, multi-level data framework. The ultimate goal is to harmonize territorial and budgetary planning, replacing fragmented documentation with a holistic model that integrates regional and municipal perspectives.
This ambitious infrastructure initiative consists of several essential components:
- Information Base and Digital Twin: This is a digital representation of the territory that captures current infrastructure conditions.
- Unified Infrastructure Development Plan: This section outlines upcoming facilities and their planned locations.
- Digital Registers of Activities: These registers contain information about specific activities and budget programs related to spatial planning solutions.
- Automated Analytical Registers: These registers establish connections between project phases, facilitating monitoring, benchmarking, and adherence to timelines. They provide decision-makers with insights for adjusting territorial and budgetary plans.
The Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan utilizes cutting-edge algorithms and spatial data analytics to provide decision-makers with a dynamic overview. It considers factors such as urban planning restrictions, financial limits, government regulations, and interdepartmental responsibilities. This digital platform serves as a guiding light, helping identify the best path for regional expansion.
This visionary plan results in a digitally managed, seamless, multi-scale model of the entire territory’s infrastructure. Stakeholders gain comprehensive insights into existing and potential assets like schools, hospitals, parks, roads, and utility networks. What sets this project apart is its ability to present decision-making data in various formats, including maps, registers, lifecycle trackers, and dashboards.
The project’s analytical capabilities empower stakeholders to:
- Establish connections between different project phases, whether conceptual or realized.
- Track the lifecycle stages of various infrastructure components.
- Create lists of crucial entities for spatial and budgetary adjustments.
- Generate reports that encompass quantitative project attributes in diverse formats.
The Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan serves as a unifying tool, eliminating the challenges of interdepartmental discord that often hinder urban and regional development. Its versatility makes it suitable for various contexts, whether for central, regional, or municipal projects. Whether the objective is to construct critical infrastructure, energy facilities, or social institutions like schools and hospitals, this tool stands ready to break down silos and promote harmonious development.
Imagine a city embarking on a state-funded project, involving collaboration among various municipal administrations. This initiative requires meticulous coordination. The Comprehensive Integrated Infrastructure Plan steps in, aligning implementation, financing, and spatial planning. By carefully examining site-specific conditions, zoning regulations, and logistical constraints, this holistic approach ensures not only timely project completion but also efficient resource allocation, reducing wasteful redundancies.
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What are People Talking About?
How the society appreciate new parks or parking lots? It is important to involve people in the process of making and implementing decisions and gets their opinion, to maintain sustainable development of the territory.
Natural zoning, ranked on a scale of people’s emotional perception, Omsk 2016
A large-scale social study was carried out using a web application. Residents could draw and describe the areas of city where they spend most of their time.
This information were used in the project of the Omsk city master plan, and formed the basis for planning a network of local sub-centers. This work was carried out jointly with the Institute of Territorial Planning “Grad”.
Web application for collecting characteristics of the territory
Many categories have been set up to collect information. Using these categories users were able to describe the city positively or negatively, for example:
- good for walking and rest;
- safe area;
- a nice place;
- landscaped area;
- fresh air;
- no problems with lighting;
- developed social infrastructure;
- clean yard;
- cool playgrounds;
- great public space;
- convenient transportation;
- accessible environment;
- no garbage problem.
With the help of Geometa, these data were processed and used both to evaluate and improve the work of city services and to plan the urban transformation process.
Today, such information is also validated through the processing of open data (including social networks). We conducted similar studies in Kazan.
Real Estate Appraisal
What actually determines the value of real estate and what tools are available for appraisers today?
Correlation analysis of the influence of one of the factors
Location significantly determines the price of real estate. Geometa provides services to collect data, analyze the market, calculate the market price and identify dozens of factors that affect the cost.
Geometa provides tools for individual and mass appraisal of real estate objects based on spatial analysis.
Individual assessment is used by realtors and appraisers for the sale or purchase of individual objects. There is variety of factors which are important for determining housing price — such as attachment to a certain school with a high rating, proximity to recreational areas, ecology status, safety and transport accessibility.
Factors that affect the price of commercial real estate are more diverse. The availability of energy resources and proximity to logistics centers are more important for ones, the presence of consumers nearby and the location of competitors affects more impact for others.
Mass valuation is used to calculate the amount of taxes and appraisal, which is important for banks to determine the value of collateral. The peculiarity of the mass appraisal is that the price can also be determined for objects that have never been sold or bought before. Such appraisal is based on the analysis of analogue objects.
The level of attractiveness of public spaces in Kazan
Geometa allows you to create the characteristics of real estate objects’ database and compare it with the market information — classifiedes, transactions’ history and valuation reports.
Using Geometa spatial analysis tools, the composition of factors that affect the price of real estate of a certain type is determined in a particular territory. As a result the model can be created that allows you to automate the calculation of the value of real estate based on such data and spatial data about the infrastructure of the territory.
Video — processing cadastral data from the state register of real estate, Tyumen
Tyumen Road Network Reconstruction Planning
The algorithm for flexible management of road reconstruction and construction is implemented by Geometa’s team.
Model for selecting priority areas for street reconstruction, Tyumen, 2016
The growing population of Tyumen and the deteriorating traffic situation have required more investment in the reconstruction of existing streets and the construction of new highways. It was decided to automate the managing process of the transport infrastructure development program and create a model that would determine the value of each activity.
The value calculation was based on the following factors:
- the number of the population affected by the changes, taking into account the population grow forecast;
- traffic situation;
- quality of streets, including facilities as lights and pipes;
- the possibility, timing and cost of land buyout;
- cost and terms of reconstruction or new construction;
- planned amount of financing.
The model allows us to add new factors and recalculate values in case of changes in factor values.
Video — Analysis of data on the mobility of citizens and traffic situation based on information from mobile operators
Using Geometa we developed a web application that provides daily monitoring of construction work and document management to manage the model implementation process.
Web application for managing the implementation of projects for the new construction and reconstruction of the road network, Tyumen, 2016