Background

Its only natural that we harness the power of computation to tackle the problem of understanding and engaging with the extreme complexities of modern urban areas.  With myriad advances in software and hardware technology, we are increasingly able to combine the geometric, geographic and object relational meta information of all things in our world.  Building information modeling has begun to demonstrate the game changing value of it’s structures and processes, though the depth of its representation can be prohibitive when applied to entire cities of buildings and infrastructure.  Urban information Modeling exists at the convergence of traditional geographic information systems and building information modeling, with advanced analytical and operational abilities and the increased scalability needed for large scale projects.  Using these systems, architects, landscape architects  and urban designers can make more informed decisions and better visualize the impact of their projects on the city.  Undoubtedly urban information modeling in the future will engage with a massive amount stakeholders, as a variety of applications are built on top of its data.
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