Over 80% of millennials and boomers want to live in walkable places. But "walkability" is not merely a nice-to-have; it's tied to safety, health, and climate change worldwide. Yet, only 30% of cities are walkable. Why? Because citymakers are relying on intuition and gut vs. data and evidence to identify opportunities, create design and development solutions, and communicate their value. The process is inefficient, leaves value on the table, and is a barrier to creating a sustainable built world.
State of Place’s AI-driven, built environment database, benchmark, & analytics software (Moody's meets SimCity), quantifies what makes places walkable, livable & sustainable; recommends ways to improve them; & forecasts their triple-bottom line value. Our tool helps the real estate, citymaking, retail, healthcare, and insurance industries unlock maximum ROI from public and private properties, internationally, while helping to build a more sustainable built world and combat climate change.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||700,000,000|
|New Implemented Countries||Finland, Czech Republic, China, Australia, Mexico|
|Recruit||1 Sales/Marketing/Partnerships director; 1 data scientist; 1 junior developer|
|New Feature||Expanded forecasting models tying State of Place to GHGs, air quality, health outcomes, well-being, productivity and more|
Mariela Alfonzo, Founder/CEO has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, 20+years of expertise quantifying value of urban design. She's a Fulbright Scholar, ULI 40 under 40, New Cities Foundation Placemaking Fellow and internationally-renowned expert/speaker. Michelle Woodhouse, COO has a Masters in Urban Planning, with 15+years experience in city planning, organization management, & design project management. Andy Likuski, CTO has a Masters in Urban Planning, 20+years experience in software development.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN