Thanks to 3D Materials World / Future Publishing Ltd. for this item.
In the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, Hunters Point has for decades been seen as a marginalised, post-industrial urban area. wiki
Recently serious proposals for wholesale regeneration have been visualised. How well these are originated or worked up with the resident populations is not mentioned in the source here.
What the news post does address though is the problem of digitally building a huge and complex yet adaptable 3D model to visualise scenarios of regeneration as they evolve.
As described it uses professional tools other than SketchUp. Regardless of the technology, it’s impressive as a large-scale application of urban 3D modelling.