Augmented Urbans

The project Augmented Urbans aims at making often complex urban planning processes and scenarios easier to understand by visualizing them with novel extended reality technologies. The project also aims to improve stakeholder participation and linkage between the long-term visions and short-term actions in the cities for enhancing urban resilience.

The project will result in five integrated urban plans produced in Helsinki, Tallinn, Gävle, Cesis and Viimsi in collaboration with local stakeholders. New augmented, virtual and mixed reality technologies (AR, VR & MR) are explored and utilised as tools to support urban planning processes in guiding discussions, and providing immersive scenarios.

The project is a joint co-operation venture of:
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland | City of Helsinki, Finland | City of Tallinn, Estonia | Gavlegårdarna, Sweden | Municipality of Cesis, Latvia | Municipality of Viimsi, Estonia | Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden | Riga Planning Region, Latvia | University of Gävle, Sweden | University of Tallinn, Estonia

The project is scheduled to run 3/2018 – 2/2021 and is co-funded by EU’s Central Baltic Interreg programme.