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Computer Program Predicting The Future of Austin

Updated: Tuesday, October 1 2013, 07:50 AM CDT

Austin's Economic Development Department is working towards building cities more efficiently with a new tool. The Sustainable Places Projects uses city wide data to make 3D images that simulate what the City of Austin may look like in the future.


Together officials with the city, UT's Center for Sustainable Development, Texas Advanced Computing Center and Capital Area Council of Government are building highrises and communities on this computer program that some say may resemble a Sim's video game. They use the data to create scenarios and determine if any issues arise with the new development.


Greg Kiloh with the Economic Development Department says the program saves the city money because it reduces barriers they may encounter with future development by using statistics to project what the city will look like years from now.


The Sustainable Places Project is funded by a grant that ends in December of 2013. At that point the city will be searching for outside resources to continue funding the program.


By Ashley Miller

Computer Program Predicting The Future of Austin


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