I-35 Removal and Redevelopment Planning

Project Specs

SBDS used space syntax spatial integration software to build a network model of downtown Austin, compared the integration values for each block to real estate value in order to find correlation and possible relationships, and then evaluate a new network model if I-35 was relocated around Austin to the east.  The network modelling found a very high degree of correlation between integration value and real estate value, that a small increase in network interconnectivity lead to large increases in land value potential, and that relocating the highway would have significant economic, environmental, and social benefits for Austin, Texas.


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