Tools for sustainable urban development

Social and child impact assessment

With knowledge of social sustainability and a particular focus on the place of children and young people in physical planning, we produce social impact assessments and child impact assessments. The analyses become an important tool in the work with both general plans and detailed plans.

3-30-300 analysis

The 3-30-300 principle defines a level of urban greenery that contributes to creating healthy urban living environments. We have developed a tool based on the principle, and can now get an idea at the planning stage of the distance to green spaces, the projected crown coverage of an area, and the amount of greenery that can be seen from every window of the proposed buildings.


How much can the amount of greenery in our cities increase? Treeable is a digital tool we developed to identify land suitable for tree planting in the existing urban environment, and to understand the factors that hinder and promote greening. The tool takes into account underground utility structures, current land use, and protective distances to buildings, streets and utilities.


VIS is an evidence-based tool that facilitates decisions on blue solutions and maximizes stormwater and rainfall as a resource in urban planning. VIS highlights social, ecological, economic and climate-related added value and facilitates consensus on objectives and choices - with, hopefully, a better end result!

Location analysis

When working on a place analysis, we examine the strengths and weaknesses of the place and make suggestions for possible development. Both physical and social values are taken into account.

Plot scanning

We have methods and tools to examine the development potential of large areas or individual properties. Our analysis can form the basis for both land acquisition and development of an existing property portfolio.

Movement factor

Together with the Swedish Sports Confederation, we have developed a tool that helps to highlight and integrate physical activity issues in urban planning and construction. The purpose is to identify important factors for physical activity in community planning, to facilitate systematic work with and integration of different forms of movement and to promote dialogue and collaboration between different roles in planning.

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Equalizer is about creating equal and inclusive environments that support physical activity and encourage the joy of movement. Participation and co-creation are central to Equalizer. The goal is to create tools to disrupt place-based norms and, based on this, create physical changes to facilitate more groups and individuals to take place and become active in the public space.

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