Mapping potential areas for ped-friendly improvements

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Written By: Julio Carrillo

Date: October 25, 2021

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Julio Carrillo, AICP, LEED AP, is a Senior Planner & Manager with Parkhill’s Planning & Interiors Practice. With over 15 years of experience, he has managed and directed projects ranging from architecture and green building consulting to urban design and community planning. Through his diverse knowledge of residential, multifamily, corporate office, educational, institutional, municipal, and neighborhood design, Julio, helps to plan and build sustainable communities. 

This study explores an alternate way to highlight areas for improvement of the urban realm, focusing on the benefits of pedestrian-friendly environments. The analysis portrayed in this study looks at interconnected systems with social, economical, and environmental implications in downtown Austin, TX. This study also showcases an interactive way of data utilization, emphasizing proximity statistics and applying urban design principles. The hypothetical findings could be applied to guide funding in sections of the city that have a high potential and/or need for improvement.