What’s going Ön?

An Experiential Approach to Perspective Taking in Urban Planning through Virtual Reality

Citizen participation is becoming increasingly important in urban planning. Co-creation is a popular tool to structure this process, supporting stakeholders in cooperatively developing opinions and perspectives towards a shared future. In urban planning, however, co-creation risks becoming too abstract and complex. “What’s going Ön?” investigates an experiential, embodied approach to participation in urban planning. How can Virtual Reality (VR)  contribute to citizen participation in the urban planning process of the Ön island in Umeå, Sweden?

Team member Sam van der Horst
Email s.v.d.horst@student.tue.nl
Department Industrial Design
Coaches Jeroen Peeters (RISE), Pierre Lévy (TU/e)
More information Personal Website
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