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Zones in comparison to Areas, Neighborhoods and Plots

Zones in the Tygron Platform are spatial areas that can restrict, and provide feedback on, actions performed by stakeholders. Each zone is assigned to a stakeholder; that stakeholder is the permitter.

Zones can be grouped together to form a hierarchical zoning plan, each with specific requirements to which a new action must conform.

If, during a session, an action does not conform to the zoning plan, a permission popup will appear, indicating a conflict with the zoning plan. In order to resolve the conflict with the zoning plan, either:

  • the action has to be adjusted.
  • the zoning plan is changed by the permitter.
  • the action has to be reverted.

Zones can determine if an action create a conflict with the current zoning plan in two ways:

  • A set of allowed Function Categories, used to verify planned Buildings.
  • An excel file. The excel file can request TQL statements to calculate a permittance score, determining whether a certain action can be permitted or not. Additionally, it can provide information on why that action was not permitted.

The project can also be configured to disable the permission popup, which will result in the following:

  • Actions will not be restricted by the zoning plan.
  • Potential conflicts with the zoning plan(s) are no longer calculated and reported to the stakeholders.

However, zones can still be used in other calculated if needed, with feedback shown in custom-made panels.

An example of a Stakeholder placing a new Sports Center in a Zone that does not allow it: