How augmented reality can help create sustainable, environment-friendly smart cities

The Print | Jan 19, 2020 at 6:54 AM
  • With people feeling the heat of climate breakdown and the government planning to create sustainable cities that provide a decent quality of life to citizens, it is essential to use smart technological tools to cope with environmental hazards.
  • Singapore has invested $73 million in its Virtual Singapore project which would serve as a digital three-dimensional city model that can be used as a test bed by government agencies, businesses and researchers to build a more resilient city.
  • Instead of churning out consultation letters and papers on city planning, it can be fruitful to use data visualisation tools and location intelligence to nudge public attitude, understand apprehensions and desires while designing community spaces.