Lack of data-driven systems to help cities create nature based solutions in impact areas and measure their effectiveness.
Our simple process using geospatial and weather data to identify areas of critical need, map the implementation of solutions and measure their results over time.
The purpose of UrbanEcoTech is to provide geospatial information for the planning, implementation and assessment of nature based solutions to weather mitigation in urban areas.
The goal is to identify key locations for the implementation of nature based solutions to hazards caused by weather. These tools are designed to help implementing organizations design and track solutions on the one hand, and local resilience planners make decisions and determine their effectiveness over time on the other.Contact Us
We take existing data on a city’s infrastructure and compile the most important layers with filters significant to the most important climate hazards affecting that environment.
We then add data tracking climate hazards in the city to identify the areas experiencing the effects most severely and evaluate why that is the case.
Then we use this system to evaluate where nature based solutions to these weather hazards can be implemented to make the most significant impact.
Once target areas are identified we work with local contractors and the cities to implement solutions in the most critical areas as cost effectively as possible.
Over time the same system is then used to measure the effectiveness of implemented solutions and identify new priority areas to target next.
Read more about our the case study project we are working on in Miami Dade County
utilizing open data from the federal, state, local and hyperlocal level.