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Melbourne City North Preview

In the example below, City North precinct of Melbourne, we aggregated data to provide users a 3D visualization of the existing built, regulatory and natural environments. Fabric overlays the maximum build-out permitted under Melbourne's development code, which is used to populate it with procedurally generated building massing models. These new developments can be assessed within the existing environment, enabling investigation of their impact on infrastructure and services.
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Local zoning codes restrict how a particular piece of land can be used, putting design restriction on the height of a building that can be constructed, how far the building must be set back from the property line, how long a shadow it can cast on a nearby park during particular times of the day and whether the building may be used for residential, commercial and mixed-use purposes.
 
While zoning (and overlays) regulations are intended to guide future land development and promote sustainability and general welfare, they are notoriously complex. Making building construction more costly and time-consuming - At the same time one is eager to understand the short and long-term economic opportunities, the data from the surrounding neighbourhood, districts and ecologies may provide – dealing with an array of variables makes development feasibility analysis a complex and time consuming undertaking.
 
Fabric takes these variables as constraints and opportunities and assists in planning the most optimal development in matter of minutes. Describing and visualising the parameters in this way makes it easy for planners, developers, and residents to understand and work within.
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We are constantly adding new features and functionalities to help cities make their renewal and development easier for the local government, planners and developers to understand and execute. Although the pre- view is functionally limited to a subset of Melbourne, Fabric is designed around a unified data model that can be applied anywhere in the world. We are actively working to expand Urbanetic's geographic reach and partner with cities that want better innovative and intuitive tools for planners, developers, and residents.
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