Architecture 2030 beta testing urban planning tool

Tue, 2013-05-21 10:38 -- Jesse Berst

Smart Cities Council Advisory Board member Architecture 2030 has gone into beta testing of its new tool to help cities "successfully adapt to climatic changes." The tool provides guiding principles for all aspects of urban planning, from region to city to district to site to building.

Council members who'd like to be part of the beta test phase -- who'd like to influence the shape of the final project -- can sign up at 2030palette.org. - Jesse Berst, Smart Cities Council Chairman


The 2030 Palette is an interactive online platform that Architecture 2030 says puts the principles and actions behind low-carbon and resilient built environments at the fingertips of architects, planners and designers worldwide. Architecture 2030 has developed this free online tool "as a powerful catalyst for driving broad implementation of the 2030 Challenge and more – ensuring that our buildings and communities consume fewer fossil fuels, compliment and preserve sensitive ecosystems, access site renewable energy resources, and successfully adapt to climatic changes."

Features of the 2020 Palette include:

  • Local actions for global transformation at every scale of the built environment
  • Carefully curated content, powerful visuals and straightforward, accessible language
  • Memorable and location-specific actions to inform the planning and design process
  • An extensive photographic library of built work exemplifying best practices
  • An interactive map for exploring images by geography, latitude, climate, and population density
  • Ongoing development of in-depth information for successful application of 2030 Palette strategies
  • Essential links to tools, resources, and world experts
  • Customizable palettes comprised of those principles most relevant to your project
  • Interactive site tour

Architecture 2030 is a non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established to respond to the climate change crisis.