Pittsburgh Region Selects INDEX For Visioning Support

Pittsburgh Region Selects INDEX For Visioning Support

Criterion Planners

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) has selected INDEX Paint the Region as its visioning support tool for the 10-county region surrounding Pittsburgh.

For this 7,100 sq. mi. region of 2.5 million persons, INDEX will be used by stakeholders to create alternative future scenarios in tandem with REMI, MERLAM, and MPO transporation models. As part of SPC's "Project Region," the scenarios will respond to public input calling for sustainability and smart growth in updating of the region's transportation and economic development plans.

Pittsburgh joins similar planning processes being supported by INDEX tools in Florida, Illinois, California, and other states. INDEX is a suite of interactive GIS tools that design and evaluate land-use and transportation scenarios at regional, community, and neighborhood scales.

Related Link: Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

For more information contact:

Eliot Allen
Criterion Planners
725 NW Flanders St., Suite 303
OR 97209

Phone: 503 224 8606
Fax: 503 224 8702
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.crit.com

Posted October 26, 2006

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