Holistic City’s CityCAD turns one year old

citycad_title_6Sue and I had a chance to Chris Sharpe of Holistic City about their CityCAD and Streetscape software solutions. That will be released later this month, but I wanted to highlight the deal they are running now for CityCAD’s first anniversary. When you sign up for a commercial subscription of CityCAD before June 30, you will receive two additional installs free.

I am a fan of CityCAD as a planning tool because of its sketch oriented functionality. The software is more about interactive design where you want to create something quickly and iteratively. On top of the quick and easy plan creation though it does offer more advanced tools and model import as well. I haven’t had a chance to try it on a tablet or laptop in the field, but I can see CityCAD being a great field tool to help stakeholders to see what is suggested and to make edits to plan models in real time. While educators can’t take advantage of the 3 for 1 deal, the price is amazingly low and I can think of a million ways to use CityCAD in Urban Geography or planning classes.

Check out our conversation with Chris later this month and check out the 3 for 1 deal on CityCAD subscriptions through June 30, ’09.


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Jesse is Instructor in Geography and a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds an MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.