After several years of internal development at Kohn Pedersen Fox, KPF Urban Interface utilizes 39 years of experience and recent developments in urban data analytics to create a resource for informed decision making in the design of buildings and cities.
On March 23rd, KPF launched KPF Urban Interface (KPFui) a new resource for urban data analytics stemming from KPF’s data-driven methodology in building and city design.
As cities continue to grow at an exceptional rate—doubling in population by 2050—policy makers, designers and developers face exponentially more complex challenges. Innovations such as urban data collection, scenario analysis and 3D visualization have developed to help us quickly understand and better design for contemporary cities. KPFui leverages new thinking and technology in our professional practice, along with research collaborations with universities and government agencies, in the service of more livable, profitable, equitable and resilient cities.
In addition to serving as the gateway to KPF’s urban research efforts, KPFui will function as a resources for designers, city planners, and anyone invested in the growth of cities through publication of academic papers, analysis of cities, and technological developments. KPF believes KPFui will serve as the framework for how architects will engage with universities, clients, and city agencies in the growth of cities in the future.