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.
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jun 2019|
|Event||6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics - Salento, Italy|
Duration: 24 Jun 2019 → 27 Jun 2019
|Conference||6th International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics|
|Abbreviated title||Salento AVR 2019|
|Period||24/06/19 → 27/06/19|
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.