tools

elementslab develops techniques and tools for collaboration in early stages of urban design and neighbourhood-scale planning.

elementsdb+ CityEngine

elementsdb+CityEngi is an adaptation of elementsdb?cases to CityEngine, the three-dimensional (3D) procedural modeling environment developed by?ESRI. This prototype uses CityEngine's parametric rule structure to automates the adaptation, replication and visualization of the geometric attributes of elementsdb cases to local site planning rules such as parcel size, orientation, building height, coverage and setbacks. Case parameters may be refined using ...

elementsdb+ TouchTable

The elementsdb TouchTable is a prototype urban design visualization and engagement tool developed with colleagues in computer science at the University of British Columbia to create an accessible, interactive and transparent means to engage diverse audiences, planners, designers and the public, for example in the task of generating and testing urban planning and design options. This tool includes two interfaces a large touch screen user interface...

BC Hydro Theatre

+ACY-nbsp+ADs BC Hydro Theatre The BC Hydro Theatre at the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability at the University of British Columbia is a flexible perception-testing and community engagement facility featuring advanced visualization and interaction technologies to engage audiences in simulations of sustainability scenarios. elementslab is a participating and contributing research group to the Theatre. Our work will develop and test in...

Spatial Sustainability Indicators in Community Design

Indicators are conceptual tools to measure progress toward (or away from) a goal or objective. Their role is to indicate performance and provide a basis for setting targets or comparing alternative means to achieve a target. In community??design, indicators play a crucial translation role between aspirations and concepts (big picture visioning?) and implementable actions, including the design and spatial arrangement of infrastructure, buildings a...