Tuesday, 24 April 2018

VU.CITY and the Digital Model of London

On Thursday 19 April, first year students on the BA Urban Design, Planning and Development were treated to their own session on the recently launched VU.CITY project. Amy Hazlehurst, Product Custodian at VU.CITY visited Oxford Brookes to present the digital model of London to the students and she also gave a lunchtime presentation to staff.

Amy Hazlehurst presenting the VU.CITY project to students and staff. On the left, the students are voting on a proposition as to the usefulness of this visualisation work in helping decision-makers to assess the impact on townscape assessments in planning. 

Mike Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in the School of the Built Environment (and responsible for setting up the visit) said afterwards: 'The students really enjoyed and engaged with this exciting new digital model that will revolutionise the way that the visual impact of development can be assessed as well as the impacts that follow as cityscapes evolve and change as new developments come forward'.   

A bit more about VU.CITY (from their website)...
VU.CITY: the largest and most accurate fully interactive digital city models. Until now we have relied on physical models and CGIs to help visualise the future. Now we have created the largest and most accurate truly interactive digital city model, continuously updated to provide a revolutionary tool for architects, developers, advisors and the public sector. VU.CITY saves time and money for anyone involved in planning or development and is directly leading to better decision making. It is already being used by local government, public bodies, architects, land owners, developers and property agents. Using game engine technology, users can import their own 3D model into VU.CITY to immediately place their proposals in context and and test their visual impact, scale and massing.

Take a look at the VU.CITY project for yourself here:

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