Augmented Urbans aims at making often complex urban planning processes and scenarios easier to understand by visualizing them with 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.
As a result, five integrated urban plans are 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.
In addition, smaller scale pilot studies and actions are run in the Riga region in Latvia, and in the Stockholm region in Sweden.