Mixed reality for public participation in urban and public space design - Towards a new way of crowdsourcing more inclusive smart cities
This report was produced by UN-Habitat in partnership with Ericsson. Mixed reality, the technology explored in this report, holds tremendous potential for real-time digital visualisations, both at the street and neighbourhood level and the overall urban skyline and city grid. This new visually realistic blending of reality with virtual imagination can create a more intuitive space for planners, architects, residents and other stakeholders to viscerally experience and re-imagine future environments. Architectural sketches and designs can be made more legible and accessible, thus pulling users into the process of design and strengthening the long-term viability and buy-in of urban projects.