Engaging Citizens with Urban Planning Using City Blocks, a Mixed Reality Design and Visualisation Platform

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Abstract

This paper looks at city scale visualisation during concept generation as a method to engage citizens with city planning. A Virtual Reality based plat-form is proposed, prototyped and piloted. The platform, City Blocks, utilises an abstracted physical design kit and a generated, explorable digital twin to visualise and analyse concepts. It is found that through the Virtual Reality based platform, later design stage visualisation of ideas can be brought to concept development and that citizens are able to reason and refine designs via an abstracted physical twin. The paper presents an analysis of the 149 city designs, including a compar-ison between citizens and experienced urban planners.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2019
Event6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics - Salento, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
http://www.salentoavr.it/

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics
Abbreviated titleSalento AVR 2019
CountryItaly
CitySalento
Period24/06/1927/06/19
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    Kent, L., Snider, C., & Hicks, B. (2019). Engaging Citizens with Urban Planning Using City Blocks, a Mixed Reality Design and Visualisation Platform. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, Salento, Italy.