Keynote at City+ 2021

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Keynote at City+ 2021 (online), Milan, Italy.
Urban Design benefits from data-driven and evidence-based design approaches to facilitate Conceptual, Emperical and Virtual Modeling. Today, access to data to describe spatial phenomena is simpler: Spatial-temporal data is produced anywhere by anyone. The first part of the lecture covers the introduction of Tracking Technologies. In 2005 GPS tracking was problematic: data quality was lacking and availability limited. But with smartphones, IoT sensors and cloud-sharing spatio-temporal data is widely spread (Urbanism on Track, 2008; Evidence-based design, 2013), Projects: Spatial Metro (2008), High-Rise Rotterdam (2011), Urban Space Network (2015).
New technologies such as XR can contribute to visualization, understanding, collaboration and interaction in 3D virtual environments. Starting as visualization tool, VR has become a tool for assessment of different scenarios in 1:1 mock-up models, facilitating participation and collaboration. 3D contextual models can be produced quicker in LoD1 to LoD2.2. Using blueprints, many scenarios can be tested without physically building or constructing models. VR becomes more directly accessible with tools like Enscape and Twinmotion. IoT provides a new dimension by facilitating interaction between and within Virtual environments. Projects VRDML (City at Eye-Level, Bio-mirror, SVP-ISU), UDIHiG (Urban Design for Improving Health in Groningen), example: Arkio (software).
Period30 Oct 2021
Event titleCity+ 2021
Event typeConference
LocationMilan, Italy