Calthorpe Analytics is an urban planning and analysis firm founded on 30 years of leadership in regional planning and analysis.
We've taken our legacy and combined it with cutting edge technology to create a set of tools and methods designed to address today's critical confluence of data, technological, and social change.

30 years of planning experience and cutting edge technology

PLANNING ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
PLANNING ANALYSIS SOFTWARE
We’ve led some of the largest and most complex planning efforts in North America.
Our planning work is grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between planning and infrastructure decisions and the fiscal, environmental, public health, and livability challenges facing states, regions, and cities across the globe. We work at all scales, from statewide, to regional and local.
We leverage planning and technical expertise to bring multi-sector analytics to critical decisions.
Our analysis and modeling work brings a broad range of defensible analytics to public discourse and policy making across sectors. This brings more actors to the table and has led to more informed decision making in cities and regions across the US and Latin America.
Our UrbanFootprint and RapidFire platforms facilitate data management, scenario development, and powerful analytics.
We are building tools that test existing conditions and alternative land use and policy futures for impacts on a range of critcal indicators, including carbon emissions, travel behavior, energy and water use, fiscal impacts, public health impacts, and land conservation.

We help organizations answer big questions.

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The California Energy Commission needs to know the role buildings play in meeting California’s energy and climate targets.
How will Mexico City accommodate 4 million more people while improving environmental quality and the lives of its citizens?
The Columbus Ohio region wants to inform local decision making with defensible analysis of the fiscal impacts of growth and development choices.
Southern California needs to share data among nearly 200 jurisdictions while building a cutting edge regional plan.
Sonoma County wants to understand how land use patterns impact critical conservation, carbon, energy, and health challenges.
We are working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and partners in the energy industry to use and advance the UrbanFootprint platform in informing the development and implementation of residential and commercial building codes and policies. UrbanFootprint’s existing data canvas is being used to better understand the characteristics of the built environment and the impact of specific policies on all or part of the building inventory. We are working with the CEC and local partners on advancements to the system that will include connections to powerful energy simulation models and the ability to test specific retrofit, incentive, and conservation policies on different building types.
Calthorpe Analytics worked with Centro Mario Molina, a leading environmental NGO in Mexico, to adapt the RapidFire and UrbanFootprint models to Mexico and to build and analyze regional scenarios for the 20 million population Mexico City region.

This exciting collaboration culminated in a framework that can be deployed across Mexico and Latin America, and is framing critical growth and social equity issues in Mexico City with information about the climate, energy, water, health, and fiscal impacts of federal, state, and local development, transportation, and housing policy choices.

insight2050, an initiative of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission, is an effort to prepare Central Ohio for future growth, with a strong focus on fiscal efficiency of infrastructure and ongoing costs associated with development choices. With the region slated to grow by more than 500,000 people and an additional 300,000 jobs by 2050, insight2050 is designed to provide local and regional policy makers, business leaders, developers, and public stakeholders with a clear and objective understanding of the impacts of varying growth and public investment decisions.

Scenarios built and analyzed with the RapidFire model arm decision makers and stakeholders with solid and defensible information about the fiscal, mobility, environmental, and public health impacts of development and investment choices.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nations largest regional planning agency with nearly 200 jurisdictions and 18 million people, is looking to the UrbanFootprint platform to play a key role in its regional planning and data management activities.

We are currently working with SCAG to pilot a customized data management site that allows local jurisdictions to review and edit key spatial data via a common web-based interface. We are also building and deploying SCAG’s Scenario Planning Model (SPM), a Southern California deployment of the UrbanFootprint scenario development and analysis platform. UrbanFootprint is being used to build and analyze the region’s next Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).

We are working with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the county’s Regional Climate Protection Agency to set up and deploy the UrbanFootprint platform for a multi-agency scenario development and analysis process. Sonoma is keenly interested in the intersection between land conservation, urban development, and climate impacts and wants to inform county-wide conservation, climate action, and energy and water resource planning with a comprehensive view of the impacts of land development and preservation choices.

UrbanFootprint’s modeling capability will also be enhanced in this process to include more robust measurement of ecosystem services, habitat, carbon sequestration, and other key conservation metrics.

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    What role do buildings play in meeting California’s energy and climate targets?

  • How does a region grow by 4 million people while improving environmental quality and the lives of its citizens?

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    How can a public agency bring the true fiscal impacts of development into decision-making?

  • How does a region with nearly 200 cities collaboratively update the data needed for a regional plan?

  • How do land use patterns impact conservation, carbon, energy and public health?

The California Energy Commission needs to know the role buildings play in meeting California’s energy and climate targets.
How will Mexico City accommodate 4 million more people while improving environmental quality and the lives of its citizens?
The Columbus Ohio region wants to inform local decision making with defensible analysis of the fiscal impacts of growth and development choices.
Southern California needs to share data among nearly 200 jurisdictions while building a cutting edge regional plan.
Sonoma County wants to understand how land use patterns impact critical conservation, carbon, energy, and health challenges.
We are working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and partners in the energy industry to use and advance the UrbanFootprint platform in informing the development and implementation of residential and commercial building codes and policies. UrbanFootprint’s existing data canvas is being used to better understand the characteristics of the built environment and the impact of specific policies on all or part of the building inventory. We are working with the CEC and local partners on advancements to the system that will include connections to powerful energy simulation models and the ability to test specific retrofit, incentive, and conservation policies on different building types.
We are working with Centro Mario Molina, a leading environmental NGO in Mexico, to adapt the RapidFire and UrbanFootprint models to Mexico and to build and analyze regional scenarios for the 20 million population Mexico City region. This exciting collaboration is building a framework that can be deployed across Mexico and Latin America, and is framing critical growth and social equity issues in Mexico City with information about the climate, energy, water, health, and fiscal impacts of federal, state, and local development, transportation, and housing policy choices.

insight2050, an initiative of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission, is an effort to prepare Central Ohio for future growth, with a strong focus on fiscal efficiency of infrastructure and ongoing costs associated with development choices. With the region slated to grow by more than 500,000 people and an additional 300,000 jobs by 2050, insight2050 is designed to provide local and regional policy makers, business leaders, developers, and public stakeholders with a clear and objective understanding of the impacts of varying growth and public investment decisions.

Scenarios built and analyzed with the RapidFire model arm decision makers and stakeholders with solid and defensible information about the fiscal, mobility, environmental, and public health impacts of development and investment choices.

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nations largest regional planning agency with nearly 200 jurisdictions and 18 million people, is looking to the UrbanFootprint platform to play a key role in its regional planning and data management activities.

We are currently working with SCAG to pilot a customized data management site that allows local jurisdictions to review and edit key spatial data via a common web-based interface. We are also building and deploying SCAG’s Scenario Planning Model (SPM), a Southern California deployment of the UrbanFootprint scenario development and analysis platform. UrbanFootprint is being used to build and analyze the region’s next Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).

We are working with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District and the county’s Regional Climate Protection Agency to set up and deploy the UrbanFootprint platform for a multi-agency scenario development and analysis process. Sonoma is keenly interested in the intersection between land conservation, urban development, and climate impacts and wants to inform county-wide conservation, climate action, and energy and water resource planning with a comprehensive view of the impacts of land development and preservation choices.

UrbanFootprint’s modeling capability will also be enhanced in this process to include more robust measurement of ecosystem services, habitat, carbon sequestration, and other key conservation metrics.

Software for Sustainable Decision-Making

We believe that facts matter - that clear, defensible analysis about the impacts of policy choices enables better, more sustainable decisions. Our RapidFire and UrbanFootprint tools are established and evolving platforms built on this belief.
They are established tools being used throughout North America, but they’re also evolving - we’re constantly working with collaborators and clients to strengthen them by adding features, advancing analytical capability, and improving the user experience. We’re always on the lookout for new collaborators who can help us shape the future of our platforms, through new analysis modules, novel use cases, or adding to the growing list of places using UrbanFootprint or RapidFire to make fact-driven decisions.
UrbanFootprint
RapidFire

UrbanFootprint gives users access to powerful land use, policy, and resource planning tools across a range of sectors. Its detailed data 'canvas' of existing buildings, land uses, and other details of the built environment, combined with functionality for testing the application of land use or policy changes, serves to inform policy, planning, and funding decisions and aid in implementation and monitoring.

UrbanFootprint 1.5, developed by Calthorpe Analytics as a fully open source web-based application in partnership with California public agencies, is accessible on GitHub. We are actively developing a major evolution of the UrbanFootprint platform, which will be available for public entities and consultants in 2017.

Check out this brief video to see an overview of UrbanFootprint 1.5's features.

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RapidFire is a spreadsheet-based tool used to evaluate scenarios at the national, state, regional, and local scales. It constitutes a single framework into which data and research-based assumptions about the future are loaded to test the impacts of varying land use patterns and policies across a range of critical metrics. RapidFire emerged out of the need for a comprehensive modeling tool that could quickly inform state, regional, and local agencies and policy makers in evaluating land use, energy, water, transport, and infrastructure investment policies. It has been deployed across the United States, and a version has been developed for use in Mexico City and ultimately throughout Latin America.
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California Public Health Modeling

UrbanFootprint Model Advancement
Ongoing

Calthorpe Analytics is working with health modeling experts Urban Design For Health to advance the modeling of activity-related disease incidences and cost modeling in the UrbanFootprint platform. This project, funded by the California Strategic Growth Council, The California Endowment, and regional agencies, will bring defensible health analytics to the next round of regional plans in California.

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Vision California

UrbanFootprint RapidFire Model Advancement Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Vision California explores the role of land use and transportation investments in meeting the environmental, fiscal, and public health challenges facing California over the coming decades. Funded by the California High Speed Rail Authority in partnership with the California Strategic Growth Council, the project produced new scenario development and analysis tools to compare physical growth alternatives. By clearly expressing the consequences of different scenarios, Vision California’s tools can inform the critical state and regional decisions that will drive the state’s growth.

The programmatic RapidFire model was used to generate and compare the fiscal, environmental, and public health impacts of a full range of statewide land use scenarios. UrbanFootprint was used to produce fine-grained physical scenarios that critically assess how varying land use and infrastructure investments can meet state goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as broader objectives related to open space, farmland preservation, community health, mobility, housing affordability, energy and water conservation, and more. RapidFire and UrbanFootprint analytical engines and methods were closely peer reviewed by academics and agencies across California, including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, LBNL, the California Energy Commission, the California Department of Water Resources, the California Air Resources Board, and Caltrans.

Download "Charting Our Future" here.

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Honolulu TOD Scenarios

UrbanFootprint RapidFire Scenario Planning
Completed

Calthorpe Associates worked with the Pacific Resource Partnership to study transit-oriented development (TOD) potential along Honolulu’s planned rail transit corridor. The RapidFire and UrbanFootprint models were deployed to produce scenarios and model corridor and island-wide impacts of varying levels of TOD and transit investment on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Model outputs included energy and water impacts, land conservation metrics, transportation impacts, greenhouse gas emissions, fiscal impacts to cities, household cost burdens, and housing mix and affordability. The project also includes an implementation and policy framework for TOD, which could serve as a roadmap for developing support for and implementing successful TOD in Oahu.

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Southern California SCS Scenarios and Modeling

UrbanFootprint RapidFire Scenario Planning
Ongoing

Since 2001, the Calthorpe Analytics team has engaged with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization, in a progression of regional planning processes. From the broad public engagement component of the Compass Blueprint project, to scenario development and modeling for the region’s first Sustainable Communities Strategy using Calthorpe Analytics’ RapidFire model, to ongoing development of the UrbanFootprint model to bridge between local and regional planning, SCAG has evolved together with Calthorpe Associates, and now Calthorpe Analytics, to forward community-, economy- and climate-aware practices in comprehensive regional planning.

Southern California Compass Blueprint

From 2001 to 2003, Calthorpe Associates and Fregonese Calthorpe Associates worked with the Southern California Association of Governments to craft a long-range vision for the Southern California region. Covering six counties, 185 cities, and more than 34,000 square miles of land, the project engaged a diverse public in crafting alternative development scenarios for the region’s future. The Compass vision scenario coordinates land use and population and employment growth with transportation investments. It focuses growth on major transit corridors and results in improved air quality, a reduction in roadway system impacts, expanded housing diversity, and reduced infrastructure cost.

Regional Transportation Plan/ Sustainable Communities Strategy (RTP/SCS) Scenario Modeling

The Calthorpe Analytics team assisted SCAG in their 2012 RTP/SCS process by providing timely development and analysis of a range of four regional land use and transportation scenarios using the spreadsheet-based RapidFire model. Integrating elements of existing plans and past planning efforts, the scenarios varied in their distribution of new homes and jobs throughout the region, the housing mix of new residential growth relative to past trends or future market demand, and their assumed levels of transportation investment. SCAG used the comparative results to facilitate discussion among its constituents and with the general public. With California regional planning now grounded in the Senate Bill 375 mandate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the relative savings in greenfield land consumption, local infrastructure costs; fuel, energy, and water use; household costs; and public health incidences and costs resulting from more compact, walkable, and transit-oriented growth patterns have been presented as “co-benefits” to reducing greenhouse gas emissions – underscoring the necessary role of land use and transportation investment strategies in achieving these GHG goals.

UrbanFootprint Model Development

Calthorpe Analytics’ work with SCAG continues with customization of the geospatial UrbanFootprint model for local and regional use. The model is being set up to facilitate web-based region-to-local data and plan review, and to allow for the development and analysis of regional plan alternatives. Ultimately, the model could be served via the web to the nearly 200 jurisdictions in the SCAG region, and serve as a common language that elevates plan making, analysis, and communication across the 18 million-person area.

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UrbanFootprint Data Management and Analysis

UrbanFootprint Model Advancement
Ongoing

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nations largest regional planning agency with nearly 200 jurisdictions and 18 million people, is looking to the UrbanFootprint platform to play a key role in its regional planning and data management activities.

We are currently working with SCAG to pilot a customized data management site that allows local jurisdictions to review and edit key spatial data via a common web-based interface. We are also building and deploying SCAG’s Scenario Planning Model (SPM), a Southern California deployment of the UrbanFootprint scenario development and analysis platform. UrbanFootprint is being used to build and analyze the region’s next Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).

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insight2050

RapidFire Model Advancement Scenario Planning
Completed

insight2050, an initiative of the Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission, is an effort to prepare Central Ohio for future growth, with a strong focus on fiscal efficiency of infrastructure and ongoing costs associated with development choices. With the region slated to grow by more than 500,000 people and an additional 300,000 jobs by 2050, insight2050 is designed to provide local and regional policy makers, business leaders, developers, and public stakeholders with a clear and objective understanding of the impacts of varying growth and public investment decisions.

Scenarios built and analyzed with the RapidFire model arm decision makers and stakeholders with solid and defensible information about the fiscal, mobility, environmental, and public health impacts of development and investment choices.

Download the report here, or visit the insight2050 website.

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You Choose Bay Area

RapidFire Scenario Planning
Completed

Envision Bay Area is a strategic initiative led by Silicon Valley Community Foundation to help residents and community leaders make informed decisions about the building and growth that will shape the future environment, economy and everyday life in communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Calthorpe Associates deployed its Rapid Fire scenario tool to build and model regional scenarios that depict the land use and transportation choices facing the region, and the consequences of those choices for a range of critical indicators. The scenarios explore how variations in jobs-housing mix and balance, development patterns, and transportation investments impact land consumption, energy and water use, greenhouse gas emissions, fiscal impacts, and household costs.

The scenario choices, along with their environmental, fiscal, and social impacts, are presented via a dynamic website (www.youchoosebayarea.org), and at workshops held throughout the region in partnership regional planning agencies. The project is integral to ongoing regional planning efforts, including the development of the Bay Area’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) mandated by Senate Bill 375, California’s groundbreaking climate legislation.

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Louisiana Speaks

Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Initiated in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, the Louisiana Speaks planning process yielded a physical plan and policy framework that comprehensively address South Louisiana’s needs for recovery and smarter, safer, more sustainable growth.

Louisiana Speaks included the most extensive public outreach process ever undertaken for a planning project in the United States. More than 1,000 participants participated in six hands-on workshops and more than 23,000 citizens engaged in a Regional Vision Poll. The project utilized computer modeling to build and test the effects of different land use, transportation, storm protection and restoration scenarios for a variety of safety, livability, and transportation indicators. The scenarios represented possible futures based on historic patterns, emerging trends, and different policy directions.

The final Louisiana Speaks plan, which was adopted by the Louisiana Recovery Authority in 2007, lays out a clear path towards a more sustainable future for the 25,000 square mile South Louisiana region. It includes massive environmental restoration, and growth focused within existing cities and towns around targeted transit and storm protection investments.

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Smart Growth Twin Cities

Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Calthorpe Associates was the lead consultant for the Smart Growth Twin Cities process, initiated by the regional government for the seven-county Twin Cities Region to coordinate future land-use and transportation planning efforts to preserve and enhance the region’s quality of life. The planning process incorporated community input as well as local cities’ comprehensive plans and regional transportation policies.

As a result, three alternative development options were created, each illustrating a different growth pattern and resulting impact on regional housing diversity, transportation choice, public infrastructure costs, air quality, preservation of local agriculture and the environment. In addition to regional scenarios the SGTC process included designing six local ‘opportunity sites’ to test the concepts and to educate the community about their assets and development options.

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Envision Utah

Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Envision Utah has become a model for regional planning across the United States. The project arose out of an effort to educate the public and decision makers about the issues and consequences associated with rapid growth in the greater Salt Lake City Region of Utah. Projections showed the region growing from 1.6 million residents in 1998 to more than 2.2 million by 2020 and more than 5 million by 2050.

The Envision Utah project included the development and modeling of four regional growth scenarios that clearly illustrated the consequences of varying growth patterns and transportation investments. The scenarios ranged from a low-density alternative with predominantly auto-oriented development to a high-density transit-oriented alternative with more compact growth and higher levels of infill and redevelopment. Extensive public outreach formed the foundation of a Quality Growth Strategy for the region, which was adopted by the Utah State Legislature in 1999 and has informed regional and local decisions ever since.

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All Systems Go - Austin

Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Central Texas, and in particular the Austin Region, is facing significant growth with mounting pressure on existing land, environmental resources and an increasingly congested roadway system. To manage this growth, a long range planning effort was initiated by Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority to develop a comprehensive transit strategy for the region. The resulting ‘All Systems Go! 2030 Long Range Transit Plan’ strives to capitalize on existing resources to craft a balanced and fiscally efficient plan that enhances mobility options, relieves congestion and improves air quality.

Leveraging the substantial transportation investment being made, Calthorpe Associates examined the role transit infrastructure can play in organizing future land development patterns. Scenario development and modeling studies highlighted the benefits of coordinating land-use development with planned transit infrastructure. Compared to the Base scenario following existing trends, the Vision scenario relying on focused growth and increased transit ridership resulted in better congestion management and air quality as well as significant cost savings for local and regional governments and individual households.

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Fresno SouthEast Growth Alliance (SEGA)

Local Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

Fresno is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Rapid growth and suburbanization over the past few decades have led to disinvestment in its downtown, spiraling increases in auto use, a transportation system under stress; and significant water supply, energy and public health challenges. Empowered with an understanding of the environmental, fiscal and community health impacts brought about by its current development pattern, Fresno is now embarking on a more sustainable future in the design of its South East Growth Area (SEGA).

The SEGA Specific Plan creates a comprehensive blueprint for future growth in Fresno and the Central Valley by illustrating how compact transit-oriented land use focused on the pedestrian and community can protect valuable agricultural land, spur broad-based economic development and make judicious use of limited infrastructure dollars. While seeking to accommodate high population growth, it also aims to meet the aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets mandated under State Assembly Bill 32.

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San Diego 2015 SCS Alternative Scenarios

UrbanFootprint Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

The Calthorpe Analytics team setup and deployed the UrbanFootprint platform to build and model a range regional land use scenarios to support the development of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG’s) 2015 Sustainable Communities Strategy/Regional Transportation Plan.

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Portland LUTRAQ

Regional Planning Scenario Planning
Completed

LUTRAQ is a national demonstration project that uses principles of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) to reallocate a projected population growth of 160,000 in Washington County from standard sprawl to a mixed-use pattern that supports the planned light rail and bus network extensions. The resultant plan validates how effective land use planning can reduce auto-dependence, increase mobility, improve air quality and create more affordable communities.

The plan used extensive modeling studies and analysis to rearrange land uses predicted to develop in the next twenty years, without altering overall density and the proportion of different housing types. Potential Growth Areas and new Opportunity Sites were identified on the basis of environmental factors, existing development trends and proximity to transit. Four new types of development were planned: Mixed-Use Centers to urbanize existing downtown areas through redevelopment and infill; Urban TODs at station areas along planned light rail lines, Neighborhood TODs along bus feeder routes and Secondary Areas within a mile (1.6 km) of each center.

An important aspect of the study was the enhancement of the standard traffic prediction computer model to include factors of ‘Pedestrian Friendliness’ and ‘Heterogeneity’ to simulate the positive impacts of walkable and mixed-use communities. Modeling results for the project indicate a 4-fold increase in walking and 2.5 times more transit use that can be attributed to incorporating principles of TOD in planning.

Leveraging the substantial transportation investment being made, Calthorpe Associates examined the role transit infrastructure can play in organizing future land development patterns. Scenario development and modeling studies highlighted the benefits of coordinating land-use development with planned transit infrastructure. Compared to the Base scenario following existing trends, the Vision scenario relying on focused growth and increased transit ridership resulted in better congestion management and air quality as well as significant cost savings for local and regional governments and individual households.

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The Team

Our team brings together planners, designers, GIS analysts, and software developers. We work collaboratively to create solutions that blend deep planning expertise with technical skills.
  • Peter Calthorpe
  • Joe DiStefano
  • Jamie Alessio
  • Alec Flett
  • Bobby Rullo
  • Andrew Schneider
  • Danny Delott
  • Janet Kenmotsu
  • Erika Lew
  • Koshy Thomas
  • Kelan Stoy
  • Brock Hicks
  • Sam Upton
Peter Calthorpe, Principal & Co-Founder
Peter is Principal and Co-Founder of Calthorpe Analytics. His 30 year practice has helped solidify a global trend towards the key principles of sustainable urban development. Peter is driven by a desire to put better information and better tools in the hands of decision makers, advocates, and organizations on the front lines of development, energy, climate, and health planning.
Joe DiStefano, Principal & Co-Founder
Joe is Principal and Co-Founder of Calthorpe Analytics. He leverages 20 years of experience in land use and transportation planning in leading the development and deployment of the RapidFire and UrbanFootprint modeling platforms, new models and software tools that bring critical information to land use planning decisions, energy and water resource choices, and the environmental, public health, and social equity challenges of our times.
Erika Lew, Project Manager
Data Science Team
Erika Lew is a project manager and scenario planner at Calthorpe Analytics. She has been heavily engaged in the development and deployment of the RapidFire and UrbanFootprint models in projects across the United States and abroad. With training in urban planning and computer science, she plays a major role in scenario planning projects and multi-metric impact modeling of local and regional plans and policies.
Koshy Thomas, Data/Spatial Analyst
Data Science Team
Koshy is an engineer and planner with interests in solving cities’ land use and transportation infrastructure problems through innovative methods of data gathering and analysis. His role at Calthorpe Analytics includes spatial data analysis and scenario development.
Jamie Alessio, Director of Software Engineering
Software Engineering Team
Jamie manages our software development team and leverages more than 15 years of software development and energy modeling experience. He previously managed Nokia's software infrastructure and systems for the global fleet of 'HERE Maps' high definition mapping vehicles. He’s also worked on tools to support scaled video conferencing, and on visual effects for the Matrix movies. In the energy sector, Jamie managed utility energy efficiency programs for large computer data centers.
Janet Kenmotsu, Software Engineer
Software Engineering Team
Janet is a software engineer on the UrbanFootprint team. She combines software development skills with a background in product management, finance, and economics from her previous role at Pandora. She works on a variety of UrbanFootprint system components.
Alec Flett, Lead Software Engineer
Software Engineering Team
Alec has worked in software for 20 years at companies small and large. A champion of the web platform, he has worked at Netscape, Macromedia, and the Open Source Applications Foundation. Most recently he comes from Google where he worked on data pipelines and interactive tools for the Knowledge Graph, HTML5 features for Chrome, and UI for Consumer Surveys. He specializes in developing creative and innovative data-centric user interfaces and data visualizations.
Brock Hicks, Data/Spatial Analyst
Data Science Team
Brock is an urban planner with expertise in international development, project management, and research. He has worked throughout Latin America and California, and is interested in the intersection between land use policy—particularly in developing countries—and socially, spatially and environmentally equitable development. His role at Calthorpe Analytics includes spatial analysis and scenario development with the UrbanFootprint and RapidFire platforms.
Kelan Stoy, Data/Spatial Analyst
Data Science Team
Kelan is an urban planner and transportation engineer with a background in geography and international development. He has significant experience working in the US, Latin America, and Africa dealing with community development and transportation policy. His role at Calthorpe Analytics includes spatial analysis and scenario development with the UrbanFootprint platform.
Andrew Schneider, Software Engineer
Software Engineering Team
Andrew is a software engineer with experience at start-up, enterprise, non-profit and governmental organizations. He joined Calthorpe Analytics from Code for America, an organization focused on designing, building and deploying digital technologies that improve the delivery of municipal public services. Prior to CfA, he worked on software for both commercial vehicle telematics and web-scale distributed data mining and machine learning.
Bobby Rullo, Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineering Team
Bobby brings 15+ years of software development experience, with a focus on back-end technology and distributed systems. He joins us from CoreOS, where he worked on computing cluster systems and security. He previously spent several years at Google, working with Knowledge Graph on data pipelines and public APIs, and with Machine Intelligence research. Having worked on open-source software at the Open Source Applications Foundation and CoreOS, and open-data at Metaweb, Bobby is passionate about software with a social mission.
Danny Delott, Software Engineer
Software Engineering Team
Danny is a software engineer with experience in both research and industry. He specializes in interactive data visualization and front-end Javascript. Danny joins Calthorpe Analytics most recently from MapD, a database company where he developed a browser-based, big data exploration platform. Prior to that he worked as a computational linguistics researcher with the Los Alamos National Lab.
Sam Upton, Data/Spatial Analyst Intern
Data Science Team
Sam is a geographer and spatial analyst with interests in integrating spatial statistics, and machine learning into urban planning methodology and analysis.