But before you write this off as the "I like cartoons" blog post from the youngest Interchange contributor, consider that the market for urban planning visualization has seen a huge surge in recent years. Advances in technology have made it much easier to show communities and clients what a new town center may look like, or how transportation patterns might be affected by new public transit infrastructure, or what would happen to a coastal town when the ice caps melt. Interactive mapping tools such as GIS, CAD, SketchUp, Google Earth, and other 3D modeling programs do what planners in a town hall just can't: they literally show people what's going to happen and how it's going to look...
Date:March 20, 2007
What better way to envision the future of a city than with a cartoon? None, I say!