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iSPACEforPlanning

Time & Space for Planning..

iSPACE.forPLANNING specializes in the development and application of innovative spatial methods in order to optimize decision-making processes in particular for infrastructural or location planning with experience in both the public and private sector. This work focuses on the development of high-resolution spatial indicators, new geographic analysis procedures and cartographic communication techniques.

Research topics:

Spatial indicators for analyses, planning and evaluation

Regional statistical demographic economic and social indicators are the basis of spatial operations. Nowadays urban and regional planning, site selection and market analysis avail themselves of the methodological basics of complex indicators.

Spatial indicators are an essential planning instrument for optimisation processes. Indicators which have been developed together with research, public and economic partners especially Z_GIS and Statistik Austria can help to create transparent site decisions and planning strategies for spatial and infrastructure planning as well as support them with figures.

Indicators and geographical simulation

The development of scenarios facilitates the priorisation of planning alternatives and support the strategic corporate planning. The focus lies on the creation and analysis of spatial relations and development. With the help of maps, which can be a very efficient targeted communication tool, coherences and trends can be captured and utilised profitably after the first glance.

The discussion on a sustainable spatial development is very complex and accompanied by the search of adequate measurement categories. When thinking of the firm establishment of a future-oriented spatial development one has to face several deficiencies and conflicts. The concept of a sustainale spatial development is rather abstract and therefore is in need of the develoment of spatial measurement categories which act as monitoring and controlling instruments within planning processes.

A multiplicity of factors have to be considered before making any interdisciplinary planning decisions.These factors are integrated through their position which means that they are geocoded to be used within a geographical information system (GIS). Decision support systems and simulation processes are applied to geographical datasets with the objective of generating new knowledge. Therefore GIS-based methods which are used to integrate heterogeneous datasets and indicators which are meant for spatial analysis and evaluation are developed and calibrated. The goal of this approach is to establish strategies for a sustainable spatial development which can also be measured.

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