on April 18, 2018 Insider

Big Data and a Big Idea: What is CityShape?

Subscribe to Email Updates

CityShape™ is an online map-based tool that helps the property industry better understand and predict the future.

By bringing together hundreds of diverse sets of information into a single, simple-to-use interactive platform, CityShape™ provides users with the ability to uncover opportunities at every stage of the development lifecycle.

Powered by cutting-edge technology, CityShape allows professionals to find and track projects, identify properties for development and conduct research and due diligence.

CityShape brings the power of data to the people in a way that is beautiful, real-time, interactive and affordable.


Why Use CityShape?

CityShape™ provides the property development industry with an interactive tool for better understanding the past, present and future development of an area.

By gathering data from across town planning, real estate markets, demographics, economics, infrastructure and the broader community, CityShape™ empowers users to deeply understand an area, suburb or region.

CityShape™ allows users to undertake three core functions:


Project Search 

Find and track development projects from start to finish.


New development projects are the lifeblood of Australia’s property industry.

From property developers to product suppliers, tracking new projects through design, planning, construction and completion allows the industry to stay up-to-date with market competition, supply and demand trends, new business development opportunities and more.


Site Search

Powerful custom search function for development sites.


Are you looking for a property that meets certain size, location and planning criteria?

Then look no further than CityShape™’s Site Search function that allows developers, investors, real estate agents and more to search properties by area, frontage, zoning, proximity to transport and more.



Analyse a suburb's development activity, lifestyle attributes and risk factors. 


Interested in a suburb but don’t know exactly what you’re looking for?

CityShape™’s Explore function is the ultimate investigative tool for understanding what is happening within a particular area, suburb or region.

The full power of CityShape™’s information comes to life in this feature by allowing users to overlay Project Search and Site Search functions whilst  toggling on map layers that include zoning, underground services, topography, flooding, land cover, green space, Places™ and more.


The CityShape™ Difference

CityShape™ prides itself on creating a product and user experience that is unrivalled in the property industry.

From the beginning, it has been our purpose to organise the industry’s information in a way that adheres to the ‘four pillars’ of our product mission.



A product that is simple, easy-to-use, intuitive and beautiful.

Having been inspired by the likes of Airbnb and Xero, we started with the experience of our users and worked back from there. We are striving to create a product experience that is a pleasure to use.



A product that harnesses the power of technology for instant insight.

Too often, the industry relies on information that is outdated and anecdotal. At CityShape™, our mission is to harness the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning to not only tell us what is happening today, but to help us predict what will happen tomorrow.



A product that is is built for outcomes that deliver value to the industry.

We have made sure whether you need to track a project or suburb, that users can stay up-to-date with development activity through real-time notifications and email alerts. Our interactive system will keep you ahead of the pack.



A product that is accessible to the entire industry, not just a select few.

With today’s technology, why does data cost so much? CityShape™ is committed to delivering a product that democratises intelligence for all to enjoy. In doing so, we believe we will contribute to better cities and communities.

Lachlan Webb

With a background in product development, strategic marketing, user experience and branding, Lachlan is responsible for driving CityShape's digital strategy, community growth and marketing program.