Liveability

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Liveability Analysis is one of the unique features of our technology. We can offer customized liveability analysis as a service, while CityCAD includes several features which you can use:

  • Chart showing relative activity over the 24 hour cycle, based on opening times and estimated population. Can be used to quickly identify times in the day where a masterplan is busy or quiet.
  • Overall public realm density.
  • Sports / recreation space per person.
  • Number of people per doctor.
  • School provision in number of spaces.
  • Average number of parking spaces per residential population.
  • Average distance to hospital emergency department.
  • Average number of parking spaces within 5 minutes' walk.
  • Total number of trees.
  • Dwellings within 750m, 500m and 300m of an area of public green space of specified area.
  • Buildings within a specified distance of a public green space of specified area.
  • Green space per person.
  • Green space per 1000 residents.
  • Number of dwellings within a specified number of minutes' walk from any speciifed land use (e.g. green space), based on user-defined walking speed assumption (by default 400m = 5 mins' walk).
  • Calculation of average distance and maximum distance from a dwelling to any specified land use or object in the model.
  • Set thresholds for average distance and maximum distance, and warnings will be generated if these thresholds are exceeded. For example, you can say that no dwelling should be more than 300m away from a bus stop, and blocks which do not comply with this will be highlighted.
  • Calculation of the total length of frontages with certain densities of entrances (as a broad measure of the vitality and safety perception of a street). Entrance density is measured in entrances per 100m and the categories are 'greater than 15', 0-15, 6-10, 3-5, 'less than 3' and '0'. These categories correspond to Grade A, B, C, D and E frontages, as defined in the UK Urban Design Compendium.
  • Calculation of % of total street frontage where there are entrances every specified distance or less.
  • Average population per entrance (this is a crude measure of how well maintained public areas within apartment blocks may be, and whether formal management may be needed for residential development).
  • Average overall entrance spacing.
  • Overall ratio of residential to non-residential GFA.
  • Overall ratio of residential non-residential population.
  • Total quantity (in units and GFA) of development in different block typologies, and on different floors.
  • Number and % of blocks with 1, 2 or more different ownership types within the building, as a measure of diversity of tenure.