Want to know what's happening in the public realm? Want to maintain the health of your living infrastructure? Want to validate the user experience of your design?
There's a sensor for that!
As a quick follow up from episode 5 on the Urbanism.Live podcast, I wanted to highlight the depth of sensing capability now available for park planners, designers and managers.
Sensing the health and performance of our green, blue and grey infrastructure was one of the six digital urbanism criteria identified as an emerging opportunity for place owners and managers. So we wanted to share what this looks like
There are sensors that can tell us:
how clean the air is
what the temperature and humidity is
how many people entered a space, where they went and for how long
the energy and water consumption of fixture, fittings adn other assets
where assets are
the moisture of the soil, its structure and nutrient health
the quality of water
how many cyclists use a space
the number of cars parking in a space
plant health, water potential and disease monitoring
plant and tree canopy temperature
fire load and fire hazard
the level of water runoff.
And there's more, many more.
Australian companies like Arnowa, Meshed and Sage Automation are but some of the local designers, manufacturers, suppliers and/or service providers of leading sensing capability for open spaces, places and parklands.
The parks are talking, but are you listening?