State of Place to start an Urban Data Geeks Lab in Switzerland
We are looking for academic partners in Switzerland, who'd like to integrate the State of Place Platform into their urban research and classrooms (lectures, practice, thesis projects). We offer State of Place - a robust, objective measure of built environment quality - to further connect the research and practice communities, as well as open access to our growing micro-scale built environment database (over 7000+ blocks across 5 countries and 93 cities!).
About State of Place
State of Place was developed (in 2010) to address the lack of a comprehensive framework by which to analyze the widely-used Irvine Minnesota Inventory. To date, a variety of academic and think tanks, including the Brookings Institution, USC, UCI, UC Berkeley, ASU, Lancaster University, Preservation Green Lab, the Conservation Law Foundation, and others have used State of Place to investigate the links between urban design and health, physical activity, economic development, sense of community, attachment, well-being, and other quality of life factors. It has also been used by urban planning students at NYU, VT, PSU, GWU, GMU, UIC, University of Michigan, and East China Normal University in Shanghai.
Interested in integrating State of Place into urban research and classrooms? Contact us via this form:
more about State of place
What kind of data feeds into State of Place (hint, we collect 290+ micro-scale built environment features)
How the data is collected
How the data is aggregated into an index (how the algorithm works)
Sample report with the ten urban design dimensions that comprise the State of Place profile
How the State of Place software can be used to run scenario analyses in real-time
How State of Place differs from Walk Score
How State of Place has been used in research and classrooms
How State of Place has been applied within local communities
How State of Place’s forecasting model is being used to set urban design priorities and forecast premiums, value capture, and ROI tied to proposed planning and development projects