Cityzenith to Launch Smart World for Architects, Planners

Cityzenith_logoCHICAGO, IL, Apr 18, 2017 – Cityzenith announced that its award-winning Smart World software platform will officially launch on May 3 at the UI Labs Innovation Center in Chicago.

Cityzenith Smart World Screenshot

Smart World by Cityzenith

The Smart World launch event will be held in association with the BuiltWorlds Summit, and will be attended by architecture, urban planning, and construction industry leaders, city officials, academic experts, Smart City solutions providers, real estate professionals, investors, media, civic data scientists, and tech lovers. The company is honored to be joined by an esteemed lineup of expert speakers for the afternoon. Opening remarks commence at 3 pm CST.

Opening Remarks and Welcome Keynote: Mr. Gordon Feller, founder, Meeting of the Minds

Keynote Address: Mr. Michael Jansen, CEO, Cityzenith

Special Guest Speakers: Mr. Tom Schenk, chief data officer, the City of ChicagoMr. John Kizior, global director, Project Technologies, AECOMMr. Tom Coleman, manager of technology integration, WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff

Smart World Product Demo: Mr. James Fee, CTO, Cityzenith

From the creators of Google Earth, Cityzenith’s award-winning 5D Smart World software platform, a next-generation City Information Modeling (CIM) tool, revolutionizes the way AEC and building professionals design, collaborate, analyze, present, and operate their projects unlike any other tool in the market today.

Smart World models are used by both architects and planners for individual building, campus, and town planning projects of any scale. Users drag and drop their BIM project models into interactive, content-rich 3D city model environments right in their own web browsers, and can find any data relevant to their projects, ask any questions, run any analysis (solar, shadow, microclimate, traffic, LEED, et al), and collaborate with any team members anywhere in the world, all in real time.

Smart World is the Holy Grail of contextual project information and analysis CIM platforms for architects and planners. Users enjoy many transformational benefits:

  • avail of immediate access to terabytes of project data content including, dozens of free and premium analytics tools, 100’s of 3D city models, and 1000’s of curated public and commercial data services
  • enjoy savings from a reduction in man-hours for time allocated to project research, team communication, and design time
  • eliminate spend on subscriptions for legacy software tools and web services

Smart World city data layers include: curated open data and data services, 3D buildings and other infrastructure layers, satellite imagery, road networks and traffic, weather, environmental, and premium IoT services. Cityzenith is pleased to share that Smart World will soon also make accessible real-time sensor data from the Current, powered by GE CityIQ IoT platform, where available. Current’s CityIQ intelligent nodes are embedded with multi-functional sensors deployable on city street light poles that collect metadata including pedestrian flow, vehicular movement, environment, and other valuable information. Served up through Smart World, this metadata will equip architects and planners with up-to-the-minute data essential for today’s big-dollar design decisions.

AEC technology experts are talking about CIM:

“CIM offers new and enhanced opportunities for planners and other professionals working in the urban environment. Particularly, in relation to the deployment of real time data into the analysis of the conditions in which key planning and resource allocation decisions are made and the appreciation of the longer-term impact of such decisions.” (Thompson, et al, Urban Planning, 2016)

“A CIM model could enable city-wide simulation (for architects and planners) of various aspects such as traffic, congestion, energy, impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes or hurricanes, flood control, etc.” (Khemlani, AECBytes 2016).

About Cityzenith

Cityzenith’s 5D Smart World software platform, a next-generation City Information Modeling (CIM) tool, revolutionizes the way building professionals (AECO) use data to design, collaborate, analyze, present, and operate their projects. The company is based in Chicago with an office in London.

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