UrbanFootprint incorporates scenario development features for fast and efficient alternative scenario development and analysis. These features include a specialized UrbanFootprint Base Canvas (on which future alternatives will be developed), a complete set of Place and Building Types for scenario development, and tools for applying types to project areas and tracking scenario development progress.

Scenarios are each associated with a specific project and may be created to produce plans or design alternatives at a variety of scales, including regions, cities, corridors, and more specific project areas.

Projects typically contain multiple scenarios, each of which can be used to test several land use or development alternatives. Scenarios can be used to explore ways to accommodate projected growth in a city or project area, various development programs for the site or project, and ways to meet specific goals.

As scenarios are developed, UrbanFootprint shows you interactive charts that track statistics such as population, housing type, jobs, and acres under development.

Advanced analytics may be applied to scenarios to track and report metrics such as land consumption, transportation impacts, consumption of building energy and water, fiscal impacts, health impacts, greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions, storm water runoff, and conservation outcomes.

Creating a Scenario from the Base Scenario

To create a new scenario from the base scenario, open the base scenario's menu and select Create Scenario. The new scenario will be added to the list of scenarios in the Scenario Bar. 

Duplicating a Scenario

To duplicate a scenario, open the base scenario's menu and select Copy. The new scenario will be added to the list of scenarios in the Scenario Bar. 

Learn how to paint on your next scenario in the "Scenario Painting" article here

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