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The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

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    Gyrfalcon
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    I saw this article and it got me thinking about how urban planners and architects could make use of emerging technologies to be able to "test" their designs before building them. I can imagine...

    I saw this article and it got me thinking about how urban planners and architects could make use of emerging technologies to be able to "test" their designs before building them. I can imagine some kind of VR system where volunteers (or employees) can walk through buildings or even city blocks and try to "use" them and see where things could be improved, or can easily be used in a new way or abused in an unforeseen way.

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      ibis
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      BIM (Building Information Modelling) is currently being used in this way. Not so much on a neighbourhood scale though I guess - but there are some people importing BIM models into 3D GIS and then...

      BIM (Building Information Modelling) is currently being used in this way. Not so much on a neighbourhood scale though I guess - but there are some people importing BIM models into 3D GIS and then using that to give residents/planners an idea of how the proposed building will fit into it's surrounds.

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        Gyrfalcon
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        That's wild! I always love hearing about industrial applications of VR.

        That's wild! I always love hearing about industrial applications of VR.

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    2. Deimos
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      It's not quite the same as what you're talking about (actually it's kind of the opposite), but I thought this was really interesting: Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots

      It's not quite the same as what you're talking about (actually it's kind of the opposite), but I thought this was really interesting: Amazon Cloned a Neighborhood to Test Its Delivery Robots

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