Envision Releases MetroQuest™ To The City Of Calgary

Envision Releases MetroQuest™ To The City Of Calgary

Envision Sustainablility Tools Inc.

Envision Sustainability Tools Inc. is pleased to announce the release of MetroQuest™, the public engagement tool designed to create and compare future urban scenarios, to be used for the ongoing imagineCALGARY program.

The City of Calgary is leading imagineCALGARY; the exciting initiative to create a 100-year vision that will ensure Calgary's quality of life remains high for future generations. Making this vision happen will require a public consultation process that engages stakeholders in a broad-based dialogue on a wide-range of issues.

The core principle of imagineCALGARY will be collaborative engagement. Over the next year, imagineCALGARY will engage citizens and organizations concerned about the future quality of life in Calgary. Their shared task will be to imagine the kind of city and region they want to build for their families and future Calgarians.

MetroQuest is a powerful computer simulation tool used by cities and regions to promote sustainability, long-term strategic planning, collaboration, and consensus building. MetroQuest will help participants understand how a decision taken in one part of the urban system, such as housing density, can have an impact on other parts of the urban system, such as transportation and air quality.

Individuals or groups explore future scenarios for their region through a comprehensive series of maps and graphs connecting a wide variety of regional issues ranging from water capacity and transportation to energy use and population growth. With MetroQuest, users design and visualize alternative future scenarios, evaluate scenario performance, and compare and rank alternatives.

"We are thrilled to be a part of this progressive initiative," states Mike Walsh, President & Cofounder of Envision, "helping Calgarians imagine positive future scenarios that will help the city move towards a more sustainable future."

Envision Sustainability Tools Inc., (Envision) is a leader in sustainability visioning and planning solutions for metropolitan regions and corporations around the globe. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Envision was founded in 1997 as a spin-off from the world-renowned Sustainable Development Research Initiative (SDRI) at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

Related Link: MetroQuest

For more information contact:

Mitchell Edgar
Envision Sustainablility Tools Inc.
2nd Floor - 1228 Hamilton Street
British Columbia V6B 2S8

Phone: (604)225-2007
Fax: (604)225-2001
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.questforthefuture.com

Posted May 12, 2005

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